Cocktail Party Planning Clifton NJ

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Clifton. 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.

Assayad Restaurant
341 Crooks Avenue
Clifton, NJ
 
Damascus Gates Cafe
1255 Madison Avenue
Paterson, NJ
 
Casbah Rouge
2841 Broadway
New York, NY
 
De La Concha Tobacconist
(212) 757-3167
1390 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY
 
Turkuaz Fine Turkish Cuisine
(212) 665-9541
2637 Broadway
New York, NY
 
Kamils
(973) 772-7295
1489 Main Ave
Clifton, NJ
 
Sinbad Grill Lounge
(201) 770-9300
20 Meadowlands Parkway
Secaucus, NJ
 
Brickyard Gastropub
785 9th Ave
New York, NY
Description
Gastro Pub

Jelsomino
204 W. 55th Street
New York, NY
Description
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Cafe Hooka
(212) 980-7998
309 E 60th St
New York, NY
 

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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