Cocktail Party Planning Bennington VT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bennington. 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.

Ryan's Cafe
(802) 442-2065
712 Main St
Bennington, VT
Description
Ryan's Cafe 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 Ryan's Cafe

Third Base Bar
(518) 686-7411
35 Church St
Hoosick Falls, NY
Description
Third Base Bar - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Third Base Bar, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Salluzzo's Grill
(518) 686-9976
24 Classic St
Hoosick Falls, NY
Description
Salluzzo's Grill, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Salluzzo's Grill

Ace's Place
(413) 662-2423
68 Union St
North Adams, MA
Description
Ace's Place, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Ace's Place.

MLS Enterprises
(413) 743-0603
27 Spring St
Adams, MA
Description
Mls Enterprises - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Mls Enterprises is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Dogs Breath Bar & Tap Room
(802) 442-2505
449 Main St
Bennington, VT
Description
Dogs Breath Bar & Tap Room - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Dogs Breath Bar & Tap Room, 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.

Man Of Kent Tavern
(518) 686-9917
4452 State Route 7
Hoosick Falls, NY
Description
Man Of Kent Tavern 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 Man Of Kent Tavern

State Street Tavern
(413) 664-9151
167 State St
North Adams, MA
Description
State Street Tavern 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 State Street Tavern

Artery Lounge
(413) 664-6087
26 Holden St
North Adams, MA
Description
Artery Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Artery Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Artery Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Grille Restaurant
(413) 743-9775
77 Summer St
Adams, MA
Description
Grille Restaurant - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Grille Restaurant is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Grille Restaurant is more than able to oblige.

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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