Cocktail Party Planning Glastonbury CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Glastonbury. 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.

Three Lions Pub & Restaurant
(860) 633-3807
840 Main St
South Glastonbury, CT
Description
Three Lions Pub & Restaurant - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Three Lions Pub & Restaurant? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Side Line Bar & Grill
(860) 646-0165
384 Middle Tpke W
Manchester, CT
Description
Side Line Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Side Line Bar & Grill, 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.

Holiday Lounge
(860) 646-3637
39 Spencer St
Manchester, CT
Description
Holiday Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Holiday Lounge, 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 Holiday Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Burnside Ice Co Inc
(860) 528-2200
776 Tolland St
East Hartford, CT
Description
Burnside Ice Co Inc - If you're trying to impress your date, Burnside Ice Co Inc 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 Burnside Ice Co Inc offers.

Brew & Wine Hobby
(860) 528-0592
98 Pitkin St # C
East Hartford, CT
Description
Brew & Wine Hobby, 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 Brew & Wine Hobby.

AMF Silver Lanes
(860) 569-2990
748 Silver Ln
East Hartford, CT
Description
Amf Silver Lanes - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Amf Silver Lanes offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Chez Est
(860) 525-3243
458 Wethersfield Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Chez Est - 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.

Pool Factory
(860) 643-6944
1131 Tolland Tpke # C
Manchester, CT
Description
Pool Factory - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pool Factory? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Skywalk
(860) 522-7623
45 South St
Hartford, CT
Description
Skywalk - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Skywalk is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

LA Fonda Bar & Grille
(860) 296-0657
1005 Maple Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
La Fonda Bar & Grille - Happy hour never looked so good. La Fonda Bar & Grille, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

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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