Cocktail Party Planning Salem NH

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Salem. 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.

Ron's Valley Lounge
(978) 685-1765
1 Albermarle St
Methuen, MA
Description
Ron's Valley Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Ron's Valley Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Daly's Pub
(978) 327-6019
165 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Description
Daly's Pub - If you're trying to impress your date, Daly's Pub is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Daly's Pub offers.

Chit Chat Lounge
(978) 374-9710
103 Washington St
Haverhill, MA
Description
Chit Chat Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Chit Chat Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Duffy's Tavern
(978) 685-9797
22 Jackson St
Lawrence, MA
Description
Duffy's Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Duffy's Tavern, 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.

Aire Night Club
(978) 683-1288
42 Amesbury St
Lawrence, MA
Description
Aire Night Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Aire Night Club, 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.

Glenforest Tavern
(978) 686-9610
3 Haverhill St
Methuen, MA
Description
Glenforest Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Glenforest Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Plantation
(978) 687-9672
111 Hampstead St
Methuen, MA
Description
Plantation - Happy hour never looked so good. Plantation, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Brewer's Market
(978) 372-6987
651 Broadway
Haverhill, MA
Description
Brewer's Market, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Brewer's Market

Vivid Nightclub
387 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA
Description
Vivid Nightclub - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Vivid Nightclub, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Club Sydney
(978) 794-2100
381 Essex St
Lawrence, MA
Description
Club Sydney - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Club Sydney, 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.

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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