Cocktail Party Planning Cumberland RI

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.

Providence Byblos
235 Meeting Street
Providence, RI
Joe's Bar
(401) 726-9623
10 Jones St
Cumberland, RI
Joe's Bar - If you're trying to impress your date, Joe's 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 Joe's Bar offers.

Friendly Tap
(401) 333-9800
1225 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Friendly Tap, 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 Friendly Tap.

Somewhere Else
(401) 726-9277
22 Earle St
Central Falls, RI
Somewhere Else - Let's call it what it is. Somewhere Else, 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 Somewhere Else you should have plenty of options.

Rick's Pub
(401) 726-5040
271 Cowden St
Central Falls, RI
Rick's Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Rick's Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Hyland Pub
(401) 475-3437
422 High St
Cumberland, RI
Hyland Pub, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Hyland Pub

Club Connections
(401) 658-0770
4110 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Club Connections - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Club Connections kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

(401) 726-2181
129 Mendon Rd
Cumberland, RI
Blackstone - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Blackstone, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Roundhouse Tavern
(401) 722-3060
137 Central St
Central Falls, RI
Roundhouse Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Roundhouse Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

LA Taberna
(401) 722-7361
695 Lonsdale Ave
Central Falls, RI
La Taberna - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, La Taberna 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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