Cocktail Party Planning Saco ME

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Saco. 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.

The Purple Caterpillar
10 Exchange Street
Portland, ME
 
River Sports & Dance Club
(207) 282-7999
144 Main St
Saco, ME
Description
River Sports & Dance Club - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but River Sports & Dance Club offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Crazy Green Iguana
(207) 934-3603
8 E Grand Ave
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Description
Crazy Green Iguana - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Crazy Green Iguana 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.

Molly Malones
(207) 934-5417
5 Cortland Ave
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Description
Molly Malones - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Molly Malones is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Champions Sports Bar
(207) 282-7900
15 Thornton St
Biddeford, ME
Description
Champions Sports Bar - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Champions Sports Bar 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.

Townhouse Pub
(207) 284-7411
5 Storer St
Saco, ME
Description
Townhouse Pub - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Townhouse Pub offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Good Tunes Dance Club
(207) 934-9082
2 1st St
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Description
Good Tunes Dance Club - 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, Good Tunes Dance Club kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Pier Patio Pub
(207) 934-3595
2 Old Orchard St
Old Orchard Beach, ME
Description
Pier Patio Pub - Let's call it what it is. Pier Patio Pub, 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 Pier Patio Pub you should have plenty of options.

Green Wave Restaurant
(207) 282-9000
28 Water St
Biddeford, ME
Description
Green Wave Restaurant - Happy hour never looked so good. Green Wave Restaurant, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Adams Street Pub
(207) 283-4992
5 Adams St
Biddeford, ME
Description
Adams Street Pub - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Adams Street Pub makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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