Cocktail Party Planning Royal Oak MI

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Royal Oak. 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.

Cheers Cafe
30553 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI
 
Cafe Mocha
33166 Ryan Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Byblos Cafe and Grill
87 West Palmer Street
Detroit, MI
 
Double Apple Cafe
(313) 274-7424
25038 W Warren St.
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
Sangria
(248) 543-1964
401 S Lafayette Ave
Royal Oak, MI
Description
Sangria - A trendy tapas restaurant with great festive drinks and martinis.

Beirut Palace
2095 Fifteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 
India Palace
(517) 336-4150
340 Albert Ave.
East Lansing, MI
 
Midnight Cafe
(313) 846-7888
4624 Greenfield Rd
Dearborn, MI
 
Parisian Bistro and Hookah Lounge
22023 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 
Ye Olde Saloon
(248) 542-5900
1023 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI
Description
Ye Olde Saloon - Plush seating and good music gives Ye Olde Saloon 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.

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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