Cocktail Party Planning Warrenton VA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Warrenton. 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.

Hunter's Head Tavern
9048 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA
Gastro Pub

Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
(540) 347-6353
Warrenton Village Sh
Warrenton, VA
The Grapevine
(540) 349-4443
389 West Shirley Avenue
Warrenton, VA
Bad to the Bone
(703) 753-5551
8045 Stonewall Shops Sq
Gainesville, VA
The Bungalow Alehouse
(571) 261-9367
7380 Atlas Walk Way
Gainesville, VA
The Galloping Grape
(540) 428-1002
143 E Shirley Ave
Warrenton, VA
Black Bear Bistro
(540) 428-1005
32 Main Street
Warrenton, VA
Cork & Fork
(703) 753-5554
7333 Atlas Walk Way
Gainesville, VA
Wegmans Lake Manassas
(571) 222-2300
8297 Stonewall Shops Square
Gainesville, VA
(703) 361-2849
8095 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA

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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