Cocktail Party Planning Narragansett RI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Narragansett. 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.

Bonnet Lounge
(401) 789-9669
909 Boston Neck Rd
Narragansett, RI
Description
Bonnet Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Bonnet Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Ocean Mist
(401) 782-3740
895 Matunuck Beach Rd
Wakefield, RI
Description
Ocean Mist - Dress up. Ocean Mist 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.

Percy's Bistro
(401) 849-7895
341 Thames St
Newport, RI
Description
Percy's Bistro - Let's call it what it is. Percy's Bistro, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Percy's Bistro you should have plenty of options.

Boat
(401) 848-9840
25 Waites Wharf
Newport, RI
Description
Boat - Think of Boat as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Irish American Club
(401) 841-0595
642 Thames St
Newport, RI
Description
Irish American Club - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Irish American Club, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

My Bar & Grill Inc
(401) 782-6700
33 Eagle Nest Ter
Wakefield, RI
Description
My Bar & Grill Inc - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At My Bar & Grill 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.

Bobby G's
(401) 789-1130
703 Kingstown Rd
Wakefield, RI
Description
Bobby G's - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Bobby G's 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.

Jimmy's Saloon
(401) 846-5121
37 Memorial Blvd
Newport, RI
Description
Jimmy's Saloon - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Jimmy's Saloon? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Hillside Cafe
(401) 847-9419
8 Memorial Blvd W
Newport, RI
Description
Hillside Cafe - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Hillside Cafe 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.

Narragansett Cafe
(401) 423-2150
25 Narragansett Ave
Jamestown, RI
Description
Narragansett Cafe - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Narragansett Cafe, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at 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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