Cocktail Party Planning Clayton NC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Clayton. 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.

The Oxford
319 Fayettville St., Suite 105
Raleigh, NC
Description
Gastro Pub

Maanjri Lounge
2526 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
 
Flip Side
(919) 553-0123
408 E 2nd St
Clayton, NC
Description
Flip Side - If you're trying to impress your date, Flip Side 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 Flip Side offers.

Shooters Billiards
(919) 773-1525
106 Bratton Dr
Garner, NC
Description
Shooters Billiards - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Shooters Billiards, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Little Brown Jug
(919) 989-7163
101 E Market St
Smithfield, NC
Description
Little Brown Jug - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Little Brown Jug 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.

Marrakesh Cafe
(919) 341-1167
2500 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC
 
Half-Time Sports Bar
(919) 550-3888
3503 E Garner Rd
Clayton, NC
Description
Half-Time Sports Bar, 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 Half-Time Sports Bar.

Loop Road Tavern
(919) 779-8883
1437 Mechanical Blvd
Garner, NC
Description
Loop Road Tavern - 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.

Sam's Tavern In The Groove
(919) 661-0644
25 Old Drug Store Rd
Garner, NC
Description
Sam's Tavern In The Groove - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Sam's Tavern In The Groove, 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, Sam's Tavern In The Groove will do the trick.

Betty's Bar
(919) 934-0225
113 N Brightleaf Blvd
Smithfield, NC
Description
Betty's 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.

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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