Cocktail Party Planning Rochester NH

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Rochester. 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.

Peg's Keg
(603) 755-3122
18 Mechanic St
Farmington, NH
Description
Peg's Keg - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Peg's Keg, 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, Peg's Keg will do the trick.

Jimmy's Sports Bar
(603) 742-9818
15 Mechanic St
Dover, NH
Description
Jimmy's Sports Bar - Think of Jimmy's Sports Bar 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.

Dover Bowl
(603) 742-9632
887 Central Ave # B
Dover, NH
Description
Dover Bowl - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Dover Bowl 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.

Hootenanny's
(207) 324-7575
Route 109
Sanford, ME
Description
Hootenanny's - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Hootenanny's caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Daniel Street Tavern
(603) 430-1011
111 Daniel St
Portsmouth, NH
Description
Daniel Street Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Daniel Street Tavern, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Hunter's Tavern
(603) 755-9257
17 N Main St
Farmington, NH
Description
Hunter's 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.

Inferno Nightclub
(603) 749-0900
887 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Description
Inferno Nightclub - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Inferno Nightclub, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Fireside Pub & Grill
(207) 324-7779
324 Country Club Rd
Sanford, ME
Description
Fireside Pub & Grill - 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.

Stone Church
(603) 659-6321
5 Granite St
Newmarket, NH
Description
Stone Church - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Stone Church, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Meadowbrook Lounge
(603) 436-2700
549 Us Highway 1 Byp
Portsmouth, NH
Description
Meadowbrook Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Meadowbrook Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife 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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