Cocktail Party Planning Groton CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Groton. 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.

Dutch Tavern
(860) 442-3453
23 Green St
New London, CT
Description
Dutch Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Dutch Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Dutch Tavern is more than able to oblige.

Frank's Place
(860) 443-8883
13 Amity St
New London, CT
Description
Frank's Place - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Frank's Place makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Stash's
(860) 443-1095
95 Pequot Ave
New London, CT
Description
Stash's - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Stash's, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Harp & Hound
(860) 572-7778
4 Pearl St
Mystic, CT
Description
Harp & Hound, 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 Harp & Hound

Flashbaxx
(860) 447-9668
372 Boston Post Rd
Waterford, CT
Description
Flashbaxx - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Flashbaxx, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Glo Gathering Place
(860) 447-2011
653 Bank St # 1
New London, CT
Description
Glo Gathering Place - Think of Glo Gathering Place as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Casey's Pub
(860) 448-1600
27 Kings Hwy
Groton, CT
Description
Casey's Pub - Think of Casey's Pub as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Silk Stockings
(860) 448-1077
403 Route 12
Groton, CT
Description
Silk Stockings - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Silk Stockings, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Sunset Ribs Co
(860) 443-7427
378 Rope Ferry Rd
Waterford, CT
Description
Sunset Ribs Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Sunset Ribs Co is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

C J's Saloon
(860) 464-5564
1598 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT
Description
C J's Saloon - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? C J's Saloon 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.

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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