Cocktail Party Planning Bridgeport CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bridgeport. 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.

Carmelina's Restaurant
(203) 576-0292
57 Chapel St
Bridgeport, CT
Description
Carmelina's Restaurant - Happy hour never looked so good. Carmelina's Restaurant, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Scruples Lounge
(203) 335-8975
369 North Ave
Bridgeport, CT
Description
Scruples Lounge - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Scruples Lounge, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Mr P's Cafe
(203) 375-1477
1884 Main St
Stratford, CT
Description
Mr P's Cafe - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Mr P's Cafe, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Rumours Cafe
(203) 375-8809
835 Barnum Avenue Cutoff
Stratford, CT
Description
Rumours Cafe - If you're looking to kick back, Rumours Cafe, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Sidepockets
(203) 301-0764
354 Woodmont Rd
Milford, CT
Description
Sidepockets, 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 Sidepockets

Cotton Club
(203) 366-4001
2536 E Main St
Bridgeport, CT
Description
Cotton Club - Happy hour never looked so good. Cotton Club, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Ray's Grill
(203) 375-8218
2158 Barnum Ave
Stratford, CT
Description
Ray's Grill - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ray's Grill, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Cosmopolitan Cafe
(203) 255-7570
238 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT
Description
Cosmopolitan Cafe - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Cosmopolitan Cafe is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

O Bar
(203) 259-4151
52 Sanford St
Fairfield, CT
Description
O Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? O Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, O Bar is more than able to oblige.

Kangaroos Nite KLUB
(203) 882-0978
302 Woodmont Rd
Milford, CT
Description
Kangaroos Nite Klub - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Kangaroos Nite Klub kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

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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