Cocktail Party Planning Fredericksburg VA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Fredericksburg. 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.

Aladin Mediterranean Restaurant Hookah Bar
(540) 372-7755
2032 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Todds Tavern Community Voting
(540) 972-7015
Route 613
Spotsylvania, VA
Description
Todds Tavern Community Voting - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

William St. Market/Shell Station
(540) 373-4531
801 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Kybecca
(540) 373-3338
402 William St.
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Kybecca Of The Table
(540) 373-3338
402 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Commonwealth Publications
(540) 972-1100
10903 Brock Pt
Spotsylvania, VA
Description
Commonwealth Publications - If you're looking to kick back, Commonwealth Publications, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Solutions Bar & Grill
(703) 221-1181
4316 Inn St
Triangle, VA
Description
Solutions Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Solutions Bar & Grill 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.

Olde Towne Butcher & Market
(540) 370-4105
401 William St
Fredericksburg, VA
 
The Virginia Wine Experience
(540) 373-8878
826 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Capital Ale House
(540) 371-2337
917 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 

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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