Cocktail Party Planning Winchester VA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Winchester. 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.

Summit Point Raceway
201 Motorsports Park Circle
Summit Point, WV
Summit Point Raceway - Raceway

American Legion
(304) 725-7212
225 W Washington St
Charles Town, WV
American Legion - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. American Legion 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.)

The Butcher Station
(540) 662-2433
3107 Valley Ave Ste 106
Winchester, VA
Murphy Beverage Company
(540) 723-9719
167 N Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA
Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
(540) 722-3425
235 Sunnyside Plaza Circle
Winchester, VA
Four Corners Club
(304) 229-3443
113 Middleway Pike
Inwood, WV
Four Corners Club - Happy hour never looked so good. Four Corners Club, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Di's Place
(304) 725-1030
401 Apple Tree Dr
Ranson, WV
Di's Place - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Di's Place caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

D'Vine Wines & Beer
(540) 662-9463
25 W Jubal Early Dr
Winchester, VA
Union Jack Pub And Restaurant
(540) 722-2055
101 North Loudon Street
Winchester, VA
Alcoholic Beverage Control Department
(540) 722-3460
182 Delco Plaza
Winchester, 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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