Cocktail Party Planning Flushing NY

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Flushing. 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.

(718) 204-6811
4221 Broadway
Astoria, NY
Egyptian Coffee Shop
(718) 777-5517
2509 Steinway Street
Astoria, NY
Club Macanudo
(212) 752-8200
26 East 63 Street
New York, NY
Casa La Femme North
(212) 505-0005
1076 First Ave.
New York, NY
Hookah Cafe
(212) 980-7998
309 E. 60th St.
New York, NY
Layali Beirut Cafe and Resaurant
(718) 777-2111
2560 Steinway St
Astoria, NY
Al Baraka
(212) 396-9787
1613 2nd Ave.
New York, NY
111 East 29th Street
New York, NY
Gastro Pub

Cafe Hooka
(212) 980-7998
309 E 60th St
New York, NY
Azza Restaurant and Lounge
137 East 55th Street
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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