Cocktail Party Planning Bear DE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bear. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to liquor stores, wine and spirits, party planners and caterers, as well as advice on home bar wines, beers and mixed drinks with rum, vodka, whiskey or tequila.

Cantwell's Tavern
109 Main Street
Odessa, DE
Description
Gastro Pub

Red Lion Inn
(302) 834-7931
1575 Red Lion Rd
Bear, DE
Description
Red Lion Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Red Lion Inn, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Pale Dog Tavern
(302) 731-4616
618 Plaza Dr
Newark, DE
Description
Pale Dog Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Pale Dog Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Breakers
(302) 368-4212
776 Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE
Description
Breakers - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Breakers, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Kum-On-In
(302) 328-9838
273 Christiana Rd
New Castle, DE
Description
Kum-On-In is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Kum-On-In

Chelsea Tavern
821 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE
Description
Gastro Pub

Woodside Inn
(302) 834-0626
2646 Frazer Rd
Newark, DE
Description
Woodside Inn - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Woodside Inn fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Bankshots
(302) 737-9887
2689 Pulaski Hwy
Newark, DE
Description
Bankshots - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bankshots fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Bar
(302) 427-8873
3800 N Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
Description
Bar - Plush seating and good music gives Bar a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Pockets Restaurant & Tavern
(302) 328-8499
315 S Dupont Hwy
New Castle, DE
Description
Pockets Restaurant & Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Pockets Restaurant & Tavern will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Stocking up your home bar

By Russ Cobbe

Last week we discussed what bartending equipment you should have in your home bar. This week we will cover the ingredients you need to complete the setup of your home bar.

Your main selection of alcohol should include 750ml bottles of the following: Gin, Vodka, Rum, Bourbon, Scotch, Tequila, Vermouth, Red and White Wine, Brandy, Port & Sherry plus whatever liqueurs are most palatable to you and your friends. The most popular liqueurs to have would be coffee, orange, irish cr�me and cr�me de cassis.

Next up would be bitters. Bitters are made from a variety of roots, barks, berries and herbs. They generally add a bit of zing to your drinks. You should have Angostura, Peychaud's, Orange and Abbotts Aged bitters.

For mixing you'll need a good variety to make a lot of different recipes. The standards include multiple bottles of Mineral water, cola, ginger ale, club soda, tonic water, lemon/lime sodas and fresh juices (orange, pineapple, lemon, lime and tomato). Don't forget to have lots of ice on hand. If you make your own ice use bottled water so you don't get a chlorine flavour to your drinks. Ice should go in the glass first to avoid splashing and to cool the ingredients as they get added.

Finally you will need some things to garnish the drinks to add that special touch. The essentials include cocktail onions, stuffed olives, lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, celery stalks, Tabasco sauce, maraschino cherries, pineapple...

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