Cocktail Party Planning Stony Brook NY

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Stony Brook. 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.

Station Pizza & Brew
(631) 751-5543
1099 N Country Rd
Stony Brook, NY
Description
Station Pizza & Brew - If you're looking to kick back, Station Pizza & Brew, 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.

Cj Harlin
(631) 360-8584
655 Middle Country Rd
Saint James, NY
Description
Cj Harlin - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Cj Harlin? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Jack Mc Carthy's Pub
(631) 467-9105
2582 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY
Description
Jack Mc Carthy's Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Jack Mc Carthy's Pub 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.

Tommy's
(631) 473-8778
109 Main St
Port Jefferson, NY
Description
Tommy's - 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.

Molly Blooms
(631) 360-8169
43 E Main St
Smithtown, NY
Description
Molly Blooms - If you're trying to impress your date, Molly Blooms 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 Molly Blooms offers.

Ropa Tavern
(631) 584-9639
268 Lake Ave
Saint James, NY
Description
Ropa Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Ropa Tavern, 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, Ropa Tavern will do the trick.

Tavern Puzzles
(631) 751-8960
1 Enterprise Dr
East Setauket, NY
Description
Tavern Puzzles - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Tavern Puzzles, 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, Tavern Puzzles will do the trick.

Becket's Pub
(631) 360-9692
127 Smithtown Blvd # 1
Nesconset, NY
Description
Becket's Pub - 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.

Tara Inn
(631) 473-9602
1519 Main St
Port Jefferson, NY
Description
Tara Inn - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Mugs Pub
69 Smithtown Blvd
Smithtown, NY
Description
Mugs Pub - Think of Mugs Pub as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

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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