Cocktail Party Planning Columbia MD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Columbia. 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.

Zeeba Lounge
(410) 539-7900
916 Light St.
Baltimore, MD
 
Prince Cafe of College Park
(301) 513-0800
8145 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD
 
Canton Station
1.410.327.2004 or
1028 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD
 
Crown's Pub
(410) 997-3456
10435 State Route 108
Columbia, MD
Description
Crown's Pub - 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.

Robinson's Country Inn
(410) 792-4939
8406 Washington Blvd
Jessup, MD
Description
Robinson's Country Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Robinson's Country Inn will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Three Kings of Egypt
1027 Light Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Huckas Sports Pub
2324 Boston Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Ice Hookah Lounge
(888) 9HO-OKAH
508 York Road
Baltimore, MD
 
Silver Shadow
(410) 730-0111
5550 Sterrett Pl
Columbia, MD
Description
Silver Shadow - Let's call it what it is. Silver Shadow, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Silver Shadow you should have plenty of options.

Ram's Head Tavern
(301) 604-3454
8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD
Description
Ram's Head Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, Ram's Head Tavern 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 Ram's Head Tavern offers.

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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