Cocktail Party Planning Waterville ME

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Waterville. 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.

Spirit
(207) 877-8990
2 Silver St
Waterville, ME
Description
Spirit - Happy hour never looked so good. Spirit, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Mainely Brews Tavern
(207) 873-2457
1 Post Office Sq
Waterville, ME
Description
Mainely Brews Tavern - 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.

Jonathan's Eastside Pub
(207) 445-3680
RR 3
Vassalboro, ME
Description
Jonathan's Eastside Pub - 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.

Jonathan's Restaurant
(207) 623-4643
571 Civic Center Dr
Augusta, ME
Description
Jonathan's Restaurant - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Jonathan's Restaurant is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Oak Pond Brewery
(207) 474-3233
101 Oak Pond Rd
Skowhegan, ME
Description
Oak Pond Brewery - Happy hour never looked so good. Oak Pond Brewery, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Twisters Night Club
(207) 873-7553
365 Main St
Waterville, ME
Description
Twisters Night Club - Dress up. Twisters Night Club isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Melody Ranch
(207) 453-9408
Highway 139 & 104
Fairfield, ME
Description
Melody Ranch - Dress up. Melody Ranch isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Papa Joe's Pizza
(207) 623-4041
80 Water St
Augusta, ME
Description
Papa Joe's Pizza - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Papa Joe's Pizza, 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.

Club Liquid
(207) 623-2277
349 Water St
Augusta, ME
Description
Club Liquid - Think of Club Liquid 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.

Jordyn's
(207) 474-5900
24 Court St
Skowhegan, ME
Description
Jordyn's - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Jordyn's 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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