Cocktail Party Planning Bristol CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Bristol. 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.

Sports Rock USA
(860) 582-9668
177 Farmington Ave
Bristol, CT
Description
Sports Rock Usa - 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.

Central Cafe LLC
(860) 747-0405
24 Whiting St
Plainville, CT
Description
Central Cafe LLC - This sports bar, cafe, and lounge has 8 big screen plasma TVs. On nice nights, you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy the stars.

Escape Night Club
(860) 620-0390
1678 Meriden-Waterbury Tnpk
Southington, CT
Description
Escape Night Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Escape Night Club, 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.

New Britain Sports Bar
(860) 229-5022
493 W Main St # 1
New Britain, CT
Description
New Britain Sports Bar - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Club Arkadia
(860) 225-4444
16 Broad St
New Britain, CT
Description
Club Arkadia - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Club Arkadia, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Players Sports Bar
(860) 589-0002
23 Main St
Terryville, CT
Description
Players Sports Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Players Sports Bar is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Players Sports Bar offers.

Cookes Tavern
(860) 747-0645
143 New Britain Ave
Plainville, CT
Description
Cookes Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Cookes Tavern, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Cookes Tavern will do the trick.

Coach Scully Sports Pub
(203) 879-9554
1189 Wolcott Rd
Wolcott, CT
Description
Coach Scully Sports 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 Coach Scully Sports Pub

Stokrotka-Cafe
(860) 225-4444
16 Broad St
New Britain, CT
Description
Stokrotka-Cafe - Think of Stokrotka-Cafe as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Chadwick's Pub
(860) 223-5687
586 W Main St
New Britain, CT
Description
Chadwick's Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Chadwick's Pub, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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