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Thursday
Feb182010

recipe: rum punch

1-1/2L rum
1L ginger ale
3 small containers lemon/limeade frozen concentrate

ice block:
scoop one layer of maraschino cherries into a mini-loaf pan
fill with water and freeze
add to punch in large punch bowl

*bow tie optional

Thursday
Dec172009

10 essentials: the cocktail party

Whether “your place for cocktails” is the warm up act for guests heading to another event or staying for dinner, following are 10 essentials to get you through the party before the party.

1. Set a swanky mood with lounge music and soft candlelight.

2. Once you’ve greeted guests, invite them to the acacia mini bar for something to drink.

3. Chill a stainless cocktail shaker with ice from a stainless ice bucket.

4. Measure libations and bitters with a double jigger for proper mixology.

5. Serve tall tom collins or serious scotches in tambien barware.

6. And serve flirty cocktails in chilled libertinis.

7. Garnish cocktails with twists, olives or onions from a nagoya 3-part server.

8. Graciously present every drink on a restaurant cocktail napkin.
No cocktail party is complete without light appetizers.

9. Simple cheeses and crackers can be artfully arranged on plato with basic cheese cutters.

10. Lastly, stacks of white porcelain appetizer plates and mini flatware ready for use gives you more time to make sure everyone’s drink is properly refreshed.

Hint: be sure to cover all your bases by having plenty of non-alcoholic recipes and mixers.

Tuesday
Dec152009

3...2...1...happy new year!

Let’s get this party started!

Toasting the fresh start of a New Year is right up our alley so we’re ready to set-up the bar so everyone can raise a glass. The question is, which bar do you want to keep coming back to?

If you’re tight on space, a peekaboo console doesn’t create visual clutter and it can be multi-purpose. In an entryway, behind a sofa, as a desk or as a bar with all the necessities.

If mid-century is more your style, an acacia mini bar could fit right in—and store spirits behind closed doors during off hours.

If your existing furniture can mix with high-gloss, a halogen credenza would work now…and later as a media console for the big game.

The only thing left to ask is “what’ll you have?”.

hint: Try Raymond’s favorite “champagne” cocktail—procecco with a sugar cube and a dash of bitters.

Wednesday
Dec022009

recipe: peach sangria

1 bottle dry white wine
1/4 cup sugar
6 tbsp frozen lemonade concentrate
3/4 cup peach vodka
red and green grapes sliced in half
peach slices
lemon slices

A votre sante!

Wednesday
Nov042009

the tennessee sparkler

libertini cocktail

Raise a glass to toast a new signature¬†cocktail deliciously propping libertini in our current catalog. Created by Tom, our resident mixologist, he calls it the Tennessee Sparkler since it’s based on¬†“the Tennessean”. Cheers!

1-1/2 oz rye or bourbon
1/2 oz maraschino liquor
the juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 oz simple syrup

Shake with ice
Pour into a chilled glass
Add fruit garnish
Top off with champagne or prosecco

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