Cocktail Party Planning Mason OH

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Mason. 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.

Gypsy Cafe
(513) 221-8700
117 Calhoun Street
Cincinnati, OH
 
Ba Da Bing
(513) 339-1005
753 Reading Rd
Mason, OH
Description
Ba Da Bing - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Ba Da Bing 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.

Village Tavern
(513) 777-7200
8123 Cincinnati Dayton Rd
West Chester, OH
Description
Village Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Village Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Slick Willie's Bar & Grill
(513) 777-2566
8971 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
West Chester, OH
Description
Slick Willie's Bar & Grill, 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 Slick Willie's Bar & Grill.

Mr D's
(513) 722-1700
1296 State Route 28
Loveland, OH
Description
Mr D's - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Mr D's, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Pleasure Inn
(513) 398-5976
112 E Main St
Mason, OH
Description
Pleasure Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Pleasure Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Backstage Lounge
(513) 398-5273
5579 State Route 741
Mason, OH
Description
Backstage Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Backstage Lounge

Hill Station
(513) 777-0761
7838 Cincinnati Dayton Rd
West Chester, OH
Description
Hill Station - If you're trying to impress your date, Hill Station 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 Hill Station offers.

Charleston Inn
(513) 722-9033
1607 State Route 28
Loveland, OH
Description
Charleston Inn - If you're trying to impress your date, Charleston Inn 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 Charleston Inn offers.

Station 28
(513) 722-1124
1575 State Route 28
Loveland, OH
Description
Station 28 - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Station 28 is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

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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