Cocktail Party Planning Laconia NH
76 Lake St
Margate Resort - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Margate Resort offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.
190 Daniel Webster Hwy
Poco-Loco Pub - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Poco-Loco Pub is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.
192 Central St
Elks Club - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Elks Club is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.
Case N' Keg
855 Union Ave
Case N' Keg
5 Mill St
10 Downtown Mall
Forever Young - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Forever Young, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.
Old Friends Tavern
255 Main St
Old Friends Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Old Friends Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.
65 Church Street
9 Veterans Sq
72 Main St
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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