Cocktail Party Planning Johnston RI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Johnston. 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.

Providence Byblos
235 Meeting Street
Providence, RI
Hilltop Tap Inc
(401) 831-9450
962 Atwells Ave
Providence, RI
Hilltop Tap Inc - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Hilltop Tap Inc, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

(401) 331-7490
115 Empire St
Providence, RI
AS220 - Home of the struggling artist, AS220 mandates that no one is denied the stage. There is an open gallery and an open stage and you can count on live performances just about every night of the week. Simple and solid food is served by the cafe and keeps the struggling artists fed.

Providence FOP Club
(401) 274-9261
40 Sheridan St
Providence, RI
Providence Fop Club - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Providence Fop Club 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.)

Union Avenue Pub
(401) 944-0450
307 Union Ave
Providence, RI
Union Avenue Pub - Happy hour never looked so good. Union Avenue Pub, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Old Mill Tap
(401) 946-0689
1 Zanfagna St
Johnston, RI
Old Mill Tap - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Old Mill Tap is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Old Mill Tap is more than able to oblige.

Bailey's Pub
(401) 353-7070
1910 Smith St
North Providence, RI
Bailey's Pub - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bailey's Pub fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Vic's Tap
(401) 943-3370
622 Union Ave
Providence, RI
Vic's Tap - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Vic's Tap fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Miki's Place
(401) 621-8671
93 Manton Ave
Providence, RI
Miki's Place - 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.

(401) 231-3320
325 Farnum Pike
Smithfield, RI
Loft - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Loft is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

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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