Cocktail Party Planning Woodbridge VA

Local resource for cocktail party planning in Woodbridge. 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.

Merrifield Kabob and Hookah Lounge
(703) 204-4400
8428 Lee Hwy
Fairfax, VA
 
Prince Cafe
(703) 931-8200
3821 South George Mason Drive
Falls Church, VA
 
Lebnan Zaman
8411 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, VA
 
AMF Dale City Lanes
(703) 670-2111
4304 Dale Blvd
Woodbridge, VA
Description
Amf Dale City Lanes - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Amf Dale City Lanes makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Jaxx Nightclub & Restaurant
(703) 569-5940
6355 Rolling Rd
Springfield, VA
 
Oasis
(703) 671-4063
3813 South George Mason Drive
Falls Church, VA
 
Alf Laylah WA Laylah
(703) 378-6677
13975 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA
 
Down Under Tavern
(703) 490-0904
301 Mill St
Occoquan, VA
Description
Down Under Tavern, 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 Down Under Tavern

Solutions Bar & Grill
(703) 221-1181
4316 Inn St
Triangle, VA
Description
Solutions Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Solutions Bar & Grill will do the trick. Grab a seat at the welcoming bar and order one of the many brews on hand. The bartender will likely hook you up if you become a regular and then you'll really have your very own place where everyone knows your name.

Penny's Tavern
(301) 743-2241
4975 Hawthorne Rd
Indian Head, MD
Description
Penny's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Penny's Tavern fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

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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