Cocktail Party Planning Simsbury CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Simsbury. 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.

Gemini's Cafe
(860) 658-9724
20 Tariffville Rd
Simsbury, CT
Description
Gemini's Cafe - 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, Gemini's Cafe kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Half Door
(860) 232-7827
270 Sisson Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Half Door - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Half Door 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.

Fly Pub
(860) 233-3005
831 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
Description
Fly Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Fly Pub is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Cleveland Cafe
(860) 246-6244
3019 Main St
Hartford, CT
Description
Cleveland Cafe - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Cleveland Cafe is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Club Infiniti
(860) 728-1391
294 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Club Infiniti - Dress up. Club Infiniti isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Bling Bling Cafe
(860) 247-7444
817 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Bling Bling Cafe - Dress up. Bling Bling Cafe isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Voodoo Rain Nightclub
(860) 246-7390
3155 Main St
Hartford, CT
Description
Voodoo Rain Nightclub - 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, Voodoo Rain Nightclub kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Streich's Brewing Co
(860) 233-4545
53 Richard St
West Hartford, CT
Description
Streich's Brewing Co - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Streich's Brewing Co, 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, Streich's Brewing Co will do the trick.

Amf Meadows Lanes
(860) 249-9696
135 W Service Rd
Hartford, CT
Description
Amf Meadows Lanes - Let's call it what it is. Amf Meadows Lanes, 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 Amf Meadows Lanes you should have plenty of options.

Duffy's Bar & Grill
(860) 523-1392
281 Park Rd
West Hartford, CT
Description
Duffy's Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Duffy's Bar & Grill, 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.

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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