Cocktail Party Planning Sanford NC

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Sanford. 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.

Lowes Foods #157 -- Sanford
(919) 708-5950
818 Spring Lane
Sanford, NC
 
Food Lion
(919) 775-7931
1931 S. Horner Blvd
Sanford, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 10 PM

Food Lion
(910) 947-3999
1005 Monroe St
Carthage, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

The Oxford
319 Fayettville St., Suite 105
Raleigh, NC
Description
Gastro Pub

Maanjri Lounge
2526 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC
 
Walmart Supercenter
(919) 776-9388
3310 Nc 87 So.
Sanford, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(919) 776-9399
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(919) 499-9711
133 Mittie Haddock Drive
Cameron, NC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Lilis Mexican Store
(919) 775-3260
620 W Main St
Sanford, NC

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Juggling Gypsy Cafe Hookah Bar
(910) 763-2223
1612 Castle St.
Wilmington, NC
 
Hookah Bliss
418 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC
 
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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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