Cocktail Party Planning Beverly MA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Beverly. 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.

Kasbah
(617) 539-4484
59 Putnam St.
Winthrop, MA
 
Front Street Coffeehouse
(508) 740-6697
20 Front St
Salem, MA
Description
Front Street Coffeehouse - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Warren Lunch
(978) 531-9748
30 Warren St
Peabody, MA
Description
Warren Lunch - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Warren Lunch 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.

Buddha's Tavern
(978) 977-9300
144 Washington St
Peabody, MA
Description
Buddha's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Buddha's Tavern 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.

Court House Pub
(978) 531-9791
43 Central St
Peabody, MA
Description
Court House Pub 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 Court House Pub

Salem Beer Works
(978) 745-2337
278 Derby St
Salem, MA
Description
Salem Beer Works, 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 Salem Beer Works

Collins Colonial Cafe Inc
(978) 531-9719
168 Main St
Peabody, MA
Description
Collins Colonial Cafe Inc - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Collins Colonial Cafe Inc is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Gregory's Lounge
(978) 531-7773
50 Walnut St
Peabody, MA
Description
Gregory's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Gregory's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Cabaret Lounge
(978) 535-5550
96 Newbury St
Peabody, MA
Description
Cabaret Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Cabaret Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Mercury Brewing Co
(978) 356-3329
23 Hayward St
Ipswich, MA
Description
Mercury Brewing Co - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

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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