Cocktail Party Planning Merrimack NH

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Merrimack. 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.

Mc Gaw's Tavern
(603) 424-8000
4 Executive Park Dr
Merrimack, NH
Description
Mc Gaw's Tavern - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Mc Gaw's Tavern 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.

Sharpshooter Billiards Inc
(603) 880-3436
522 Amherst St
Nashua, NH
Description
Sharpshooter Billiards Inc - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Sharpshooter Billiards Inc, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Bogies Golf & Billiards Inc
(603) 668-2300
160 Allard Dr
Manchester, NH
Description
Bogies Golf & Billiards Inc - Plush seating and good music gives Bogies Golf & Billiards Inc 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.

Incredi Brew
(603) 891-2477
112 Daniel Webster Hwy
Nashua, NH
Description
Incredi Brew - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Incredi Brew will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Nick's Sports Bar
(603) 886-1334
4 W Hollis St
Nashua, NH
Description
Nick's Sports Bar - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Nick's Sports Bar offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Mark's Showplace
(603) 668-7444
390 S River Rd
Bedford, NH
Description
Mark's Showplace - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Mark's Showplace kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Penuche's Ale House
(603) 595-9831
4 Canal St
Nashua, NH
Description
Penuche's Ale House - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Penuche's Ale House 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.)

Dania's Entertainment Ctr
(603) 594-2822
245 Main St
Nashua, NH
Description
Dania's Entertainment Ctr - Dress up. Dania's Entertainment Ctr isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

T N 21's Bomb Shelter
(603) 647-8465
97 Eddy Rd
Manchester, NH
Description
T N 21'S Bomb Shelter - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, T N 21'S Bomb Shelter kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Tudor Of Manchester
(603) 626-4900
361 Pine St
Manchester, NH
Description
Tudor Of Manchester - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Tudor Of Manchester is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

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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