Cocktail Party Planning Honolulu HI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Honolulu. 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.

Anna Bannana's
2440 Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI
 
Ku'ai Market
(808) 923-3772
Outrigger Waikiki Be
Honolulu, HI
 
The Liquor Collection
(808) 524-8808
1050 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, HI
 
Sav
(808) 841-8415
Kalihi Shopping Centre
Honolulu, HI
 
Tropics Cafe Bar & Lounge
(808) 591-8009
1020 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI
 
Vina Cafe
(808) 946-2299
478 Ena Rd
Honolulu, HI
 
Ku'Ai Market
(808) 926-1688
Ohana E Hotel
Honolulu, HI
 
The Liquor Collection
(808) 524-8808
Ward Warehouse The
Honolulu, HI 
 
Lucky Seven Liquor & Grocery Store
(808) 942-7784
435 Atkinson Drive
Honolulu, HI 
 
REAL a gastropub
(808) 596-2526
1020 Auahi St
Honolulu, HI
 

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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