Cocktail Party Planning Bowie MD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bowie. 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.

Prince Cafe of College Park
(301) 513-0800
8145 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD
 
AGAINN
1099 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Description
Gastro Pub

Queen's Cafe
2405 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Gazuza
1629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
 
Habaq Bistro
(202) 265-0965
1336 U St. NW
Washington , DC
 
Coyote Ugly
(202) 589-0016
717 6th St. NW
Washington, DC
 
Chi-Cha Hookah Lounge
(202) 234-8400
624 U Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Prince of Adams Morgan
2400 18th Street NW
Washington , DC
 
Soussi
(202) 299-9313
2228 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Prince Cafe of Georgetown
(202) 625-6400
3205 Prospect St. N.W.
Washington, DC
 

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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