Cocktail Party Planning Winter Park FL

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Winter Park. 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.

Natura Coffee Tea
(407) 482-5000
12078 Collegiate Way
Orlando, FL
Shiraz Grill
6427 Westwood Boulevard #102
Orlando, FL
Molly Malone's
(407) 644-3588
1335 Howell Branch Rd
Winter Park, FL
Molly Malone's, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Molly Malone's

Tom & Jerry's Lounge Inc
(407) 647-6519
1117 N Orlando Ave
Winter Park, FL
Tom & Jerry's Lounge Inc - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Tom & Jerry's Lounge Inc, 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, Tom & Jerry's Lounge Inc will do the trick.

Corners Sports Bar & Grill
(407) 622-4474
2306 Oglesby Ave
Winter Park, FL
Corners Sports Bar & Grill - If you're looking to kick back, Corners Sports 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.

David's Club
6001 Destination Parkway - Hilton Orlando
Orlando, FL
Gastro Pub

Copper Rocket Pub
(407) 645-0069
106 Lake Ave
Maitland, FL
Copper Rocket Pub - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Copper Rocket Pub, 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.

Boswell Tavern
(407) 644-8555
344 E Kennedy Blvd
Maitland, FL
Boswell Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Boswell Tavern, 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.

Cheers Of Fern Park
(407) 834-6300
157 Candace Dr
Maitland, FL
Cheers Of Fern Park - Happy hour never looked so good. Cheers Of Fern Park, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Celebrity Lounge
(407) 841-6106
2014 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL
Celebrity Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Celebrity Lounge, 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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