Cocktail Party Planning Storrs Mansfield CT

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Storrs Mansfield. 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.

Sports Bar
(860) 423-6789
157 Boston Post Rd
North Windham, CT
Description
Sports Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Sports Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Sports Bar is more than able to oblige.

Caribbean Bar & Restaurant
(860) 423-1535
451 Main
Windham, CT
Description
Caribbean Bar & Restaurant - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Caribbean Bar & Restaurant, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Pool Factory
(860) 643-6944
1131 Tolland Tpke # C
Manchester, CT
Description
Pool Factory - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pool Factory? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Mixers Sports Pub
(860) 436-4709
645 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor, CT
Description
Mixers Sports Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Mixers Sports Pub, 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.

Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt
(860) 537-5755
20 Main St # 1
Colchester, CT
Description
Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt, 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, Billy Obrian's Pub & Rstrnt will do the trick.

Tony's Pub
(860) 423-4585
125 Main St
Willimantic, CT
Description
Tony's Pub - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Tony's Pub 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.

Side Line Bar & Grill
(860) 646-0165
384 Middle Tpke W
Manchester, CT
Description
Side Line Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Side Line Bar & Grill, 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.

Holiday Lounge
(860) 646-3637
39 Spencer St
Manchester, CT
Description
Holiday Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Holiday 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 Holiday Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Joanna's Cafe
(860) 749-5060
145 Main St
Somers, CT
Description
Joanna's Cafe - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Joanna's Cafe caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

AMF Silver Lanes
(860) 569-2990
748 Silver Ln
East Hartford, CT
Description
Amf Silver Lanes - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Amf Silver Lanes offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

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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