Cocktail Party Planning Mentor OH

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Mentor. 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.

Shamrock Inn
(440) 946-3111
7500 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH
Shamrock Inn - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Shamrock Inn is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Three O Six Lounge
(440) 257-3557
7377 Lake Shore Blvd
Mentor, OH
Three O Six Lounge - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Three O Six Lounge, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Three O Six Lounge will do the trick.

Ale Haus Tavern & Deli Shop
(440) 257-8344
7877 Munson Rd
Mentor, OH
Ale Haus Tavern & Deli Shop - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Ale Haus Tavern & Deli Shop is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Ale Haus Tavern & Deli Shop is more than able to oblige.

Rich's Lounge
(440) 255-8388
9324 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH
Rich's Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Rich's Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Saggy's On The Lake
(440) 209-9570
6082 Andrews Rd
Mentor, OH
Saggy's On The Lake - 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.

Rock City
(440) 946-7625
7597 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH
Funky Frog, The
(440) 209-3764
7865 Plains Rd
Mentor, OH
PMBC Tavern
(440) 257-0386
5973 Andrews Rd
Mentor, OH
Pmbc Tavern - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Lakeway Lounge
(440) 209-9506
5609 Andrews Rd
Mentor, OH
Lakeway Lounge - Plush seating and good music gives Lakeway Lounge a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Backstreet Cafe
(440) 257-5100
7865 Plains Rd # C
Mentor, OH
Backstreet Cafe - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Backstreet Cafe, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

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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