Cocktail Party Planning Stamford CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Stamford. 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.

TidbiT Lounge
(203) 325-2739
65 Bank St
Stamford, CT
TidbiT Lounge - TidbiT offers small plate dining and a huge New York atmosphere. This restaurant and lounge is one of a kind in Stamford, and a chic downtown crowd can't get enough of the signature cocktails, international cuisine, and stunning architecture and decor.

Hula Hanks
(203) 316-0278
261 Main Street
Stamford, CT
Ultra Lounge
(203) 323-1722
184 Summer St # 1
Stamford, CT
Ultra Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Ultra Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Mor Nightclub
(203) 357-7755
129 Atlantic St
Stamford, CT
Mor Nightclub -

"Mor, Mor, Mor, how do you like it, how do you like it?" We like it a lot.

The huge 10,000 sq-ft nightlife nucleus is home to top DJs and a chic CT/NY crowd.

Friday and Saturday feature "3 rooms, 3 DJ's and 3 vibes", spinning a variety of house, hip-hop, R&B, and reggae. Sundays host Connecticut's longest running gay dance party, Addicted.

Mianus River Tavern
(203) 862-0640
136 River Road Ext
Cos Cob, CT
Mianus River Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Mianus River Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Temple Bar, The
(203) 708-9000
120 Bedford St
Stamford, CT
Cross Street
Btwn. Broad & Spring

Next Door Cafe
(203) 316-8101
1990 W Main St
Stamford, CT
Next Door Cafe - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Next Door Cafe, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Terrace Club
(203) 961-9770
1938 W Main St
Stamford, CT
Terrace Club - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Terrace Club, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Hickey's Bar & Grill
(203) 328-9633
940 Hope St
Stamford, CT
Hickey's Bar & Grill - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Centro Ristorante & Bar
(203) 655-4772
319 Post Rd
Darien, CT
Centro Ristorante & Bar - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Centro Ristorante & Bar, 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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