Cocktail Party Planning Brighton CO

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Brighton. 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.

Ignite Fire Crafted Food - Denver
2124 Larimer St.
Denver, CO
Description
Gastro Pub

Cats Bar & Grill
(719) 689-0315
104 S 3rd Ave
Brighton, CO
Description
Cats Bar & Grill - 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.

Jordinelli's Cafe
(303) 659-1055
25 N Main St
Brighton, CO
Description
Jordinelli's Cafe - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Jordinelli's Cafe is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Brighton Bar
(303) 659-9948
245 S Main St
Brighton, CO
Description
Brighton Bar, 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 Brighton Bar

Gracy O'Mally's Irish Pub
(970) 547-0110
100 N Main St
Brighton, CO
Description
Gracy O'mally's Irish Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Gracy O'mally's Irish Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Pita Grill and Hookah
(303) 832-1730
911 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO
 
Blue Moon
(303) 637-0315
66 S Main St
Brighton, CO
Description
Blue Moon - If you're looking to kick back, Blue Moon, 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.

Jam Bar
(303) 659-3788
130 N Main St
Brighton, CO
Description
Jam Bar - Brighton bar out past Commerce City.

Western Bar & Cafe
(303) 659-8179
121 N Main St
Brighton, CO
Description
Western Bar & Cafe - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Western Bar & Cafe, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Tio'Slounge
(303) 659-8596
1490 County Road 27
Brighton, CO
Description
Tio'slounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Tio'slounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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