Cocktail Party Planning Newark DE

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Newark. 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.

Chelsea Tavern
821 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE
Description
Gastro Pub

Rackers
(302) 731-4131
1232 Capitol Trl
Newark, DE
Description
Rackers - 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.

Szechuan Restaurant
(302) 999-0286
3615 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Description
Szechuan Restaurant, 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 Szechuan Restaurant

Steve's Tavern
(302) 999-0519
1204 Centerville Rd
Wilmington, DE
Description
Steve's Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, Steve's Tavern, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Bankshots Pike Creek
(302) 731-7760
4573 New Linden Hill Rd
Wilmington, DE
Description
Bankshots Pike Creek - If you're looking to kick back, Bankshots Pike Creek, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Cantwell's Tavern
109 Main Street
Odessa, DE
Description
Gastro Pub

Stone Balloon
(302) 368-2000
115 E Main St
Newark, DE
Description
Stone Balloon - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Stone Balloon caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

AMF Price Lanes
(302) 998-8806
3215 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Description
Amf Price Lanes - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Amf Price Lanes, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Dugout
(302) 994-9773
4716 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Description
Dugout - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Dugout is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Mc Avaney's Pub
(302) 994-7346
3614 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Description
Mc Avaney's Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Mc Avaney's Pub, 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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