Cocktail Party Planning Brattleboro VT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Brattleboro. 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.

Sportsman's Lounge
(802) 257-8618
45 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Sportsman's Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Sportsman's Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Emils Pub
(802) 254-3617
563 S Main St
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Emils Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Emils Pub, 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.

2nd Street Café
(413) 863-2882
Turners Falls, MA
Description
2Nd Street Café - Located at [Address], 2Nd Street Café keeps diners coming back with its reasonable price points and scrumptious menu. Though no notable dishes stand out from the rest, you won't be disappointed. Is it rated a 30-out-of-30 on Zagats? Maybe not, but overall you can do a lot worse.

Railroad Tavern
(603) 357-0098
84 Main St
Keene, NH
Description
Railroad Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Railroad Tavern, 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.

Peoples Pint Brewery
(413) 773-0400
76 Hope St
Greenfield, MA
Description
Peoples Pint Brewery - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Peoples Pint Brewery is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Metropolis Wine Bar
(802) 254-1221
55 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Metropolis Wine Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Metropolis Wine Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Metropolis Wine Bar is more than able to oblige.

Hollywood
(413) 648-9512
439 Brattleboro Rd
Bernardston, MA
Description
Hollywood - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hollywood is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hollywood is more than able to oblige.

2nd Street Cafe
(413) 863-2882
23 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA
Description
2Nd Street Cafe - Happy hour never looked so good. 2Nd Street Cafe, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Penuche's Ale House
(603) 352-9839
91 Marlboro St
Keene, NH
Description
Penuche's Ale House, 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 Penuche's Ale House.

Jigg's Tavern
(413) 773-3610
4 Ames St
Greenfield, MA
Description
Jigg's Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Jigg's Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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