Cocktail Party Planning Westminster MD

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Westminster. 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.

Ernie's Place
(410) 857-1551
90 W Main St
Westminster, MD
Description
Ernie's Place, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Ernie's Place.

Albanstown Inn
(410) 374-3314
18720 Brick Store Rd
Hampstead, MD
Description
Albanstown Inn - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Albanstown Inn, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Two Mile Inn
(717) 359-9919
4644 Baltimore Pike
Littlestown, PA
Description
Two Mile Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Two Mile Inn, 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.

Midway Tavern
(717) 632-5258
317 3rd St
Hanover, PA
Description
Midway Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Midway Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Linden House
(717) 633-6591
209 Linden Ave
Hanover, PA
Description
Linden House - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Linden House offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Clay Pipe Brewing Co
(410) 871-9333
1203 New Windsor Rd
Westminster, MD
Description
Clay Pipe Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Clay Pipe Brewing Co is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Hunter's Inn
(717) 359-8536
36 S Queen St
Littlestown, PA
Description
Hunter's Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Hunter's Inn, 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.

Dawn's Cafe Inc
(717) 630-0335
523 Baltimore St
Hanover, PA
Description
Dawn's Cafe Inc, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Dawn's Cafe Inc.

Crossroads Inn
(410) 775-2334
6694 Middleburg Rd
Keymar, MD
Description
Crossroads Inn - If you're looking to kick back, Crossroads Inn, 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.

Winner's Circle
(717) 632-8128
5 E Walnut St
Hanover, PA
Description
Winner's Circle - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Winner's Circle, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

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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