Cocktail Party Planning Southbury CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Southbury. 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.

Crazy Joe's Sports Bar LLC
(203) 723-7200
686 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, CT
Crazy Joe's Sports Bar Llc - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Crazy Joe's Sports Bar Llc is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Crazy Joe's Sports Bar Llc is more than able to oblige.

Old Mug-N-Munch
(203) 740-2986
483 Federal Rd # 7
Brookfield, CT
Old Mug-N-Munch - If you're trying to impress your date, Old Mug-N-Munch 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 Old Mug-N-Munch offers.

Philthy Ox Saloon
(203) 597-8261
11 Congress Ave
Waterbury, CT
Philthy Ox Saloon - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Philthy Ox Saloon, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Oasis Sports Bar
(203) 757-8483
915 Bank St
Waterbury, CT
Oasis Sports Bar, 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 Oasis Sports Bar

North Side Cafe
(203) 346-0851
937 N Main St # 1
Waterbury, CT
North Side Cafe - If you're looking to kick back, North Side Cafe, 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.

Dublin Ale House
(203) 723-9915
1221 New Haven Rd # 4
Naugatuck, CT
Dublin Ale House, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Dublin Ale House.

Dean's Restaurant
(203) 723-1844
191 Rubber Ave
Naugatuck, CT
Dean's Restaurant - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Dean's Restaurant? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Pier 34
(203) 735-3774
377 Roosevelt Dr # A
Seymour, CT
Pier 34 - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Pier 34, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Ascot Club Bar & Grille
(203) 924-5821
330 Howe Ave
Shelton, CT
Ascot Club Bar & Grille - If you're trying to impress your date, Ascot Club Bar & Grille 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 Ascot Club Bar & Grille offers.

Bertes West Indies American
(203) 757-4330
928 N Main St
Waterbury, CT
Bertes West Indies American - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Bertes West Indies American, 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.

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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