Cocktail Party Planning South Portland ME

Local resource for cocktail party planning in South Portland. 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
 
Paul & Val's Firehouse Tavern
(207) 772-0124
929 Congress St
Portland, ME
Description
Paul & Val's Firehouse Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, Paul & Val's Firehouse Tavern, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Somewhere
(207) 871-9169
117 Spring St
Portland, ME
Description
Somewhere - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Somewhere, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Matthew's
(207) 253-1812
133 Free St
Portland, ME
Description
Matthew's - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Matthew's, 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.

Ruski's Tavern
(207) 774-7604
212 Danforth St
Portland, ME
Description
Ruski's Tavern - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Ruski's Tavern 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.)

Popeye's Ice House
(207) 772-9469
231 York St
Portland, ME
Description
Popeye's Ice House - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Popeye's Ice House 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.)

Evelyn's Tavern
(207) 799-8505
121 Sawyer St
South Portland, ME
Description
Evelyn's Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Evelyn's Tavern 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.

Sangillo's
(207) 879-2810
18 Hampshire St
Portland, ME
Description
Sangillo's - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Sangillo's, 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, Sangillo's will do the trick.

Asylum
(207) 772-8274
121 Center St
Portland, ME
Description
Asylum - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Asylum, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Bubba's Sulky Lounge
(207) 772-9143
2 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Description
Bubba's Sulky Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Bubba's Sulky Lounge, 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 Bubba's Sulky Lounge you should have plenty of options.

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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