Cocktail Party Planning Cumberland MD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Cumberland. 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.

Woodland Inn
(304) 726-4748
RR 2
Ridgeley, WV
Description
Woodland Inn - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Woodland Inn fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

DAM Tavern
(301) 759-3083
523 N Centre St
Cumberland, MD
Description
Dam Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dam Tavern, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Brass Kactus
(301) 722-6282
9 E Offut St
Cumberland, MD
Description
Brass Kactus - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Brass Kactus, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Valley Tavern
(301) 759-4380
307 Valley St
Cumberland, MD
Description
Valley Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, Valley 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 Valley Tavern offers.

Continental Motor Inn
(301) 729-2201
15001 National Hwy SW
Cumberland, MD
Description
Continental Motor Inn - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Continental Motor Inn, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Looking Glass
(301) 777-0537
RR 3 Box 259
Cumberland, MD
Description
Looking Glass - Happy hour never looked so good. Looking Glass, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Chuggers Bar & Cafe
(301) 729-2269
1108 1/2 Braddock Rd
Cumberland, MD
Description
Chuggers Bar & Cafe, 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 Chuggers Bar & Cafe.

Charlie's Paddock
(301) 777-7384
516 Virginia Ave
Cumberland, MD
Description
Charlie's Paddock, 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 Charlie's Paddock.

Parkview Tavern
(301) 729-0271
13106 Warrior Ave
Cumberland, MD
Description
Parkview Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Parkview Tavern, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

L V's Pub
(301) 777-3627
417 Henderson Ave
Cumberland, MD
Description
L V's Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, L V's Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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