Cocktail Party Supplies Alabaster AL

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Alabaster. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to party planners, caterers, liquor stores and wine and spirits, as well as advice on drink recipes, mixers, rum, vodka, whiskey and tequila.

Coyote Saloon
(205) 663-9874
308 Montevallo Rd
Alabaster, AL
Description
Coyote Saloon - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Coyote Saloon makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Mug Shot Saloon
(205) 444-9179
2143 Pelham Pkwy
Pelham, AL
Description
Mug Shot Saloon - Plush seating and good music gives Mug Shot Saloon a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Smokey Joe's Cafe
(205) 978-5599
1694 Montgomery Hwy # 184
Birmingham, AL
Description
Smokey Joe's Cafe is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Smokey Joe's Cafe

Barrister's Tavern
(205) 978-2168
1535 Montgomery Hwy
Birmingham, AL
Description
Barrister's Tavern - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Senor Frog
(205) 979-7620
3439 Lorna Ln
Birmingham, AL
Description
Senor Frog - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Senor Frog, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Backstreet Railside
(205) 664-4906
500 Keystone Ct
Pelham, AL
Description
Backstreet Railside - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Backstreet Railside 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.

Club 25
(205) 668-4783
8930 Highway 25
Calera, AL
Description
Club 25 - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Club 25, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

SJB Inc
(205) 980-1374
3612 Shandwick Pl
Birmingham, AL
Description
Sjb Inc - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Sjb Inc, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Sazerac
(205) 437-0118
5426 Highway 280 S
Birmingham, AL
Description
Sazerac - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Sazerac, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Gabriel's Spirited Cafe
(205) 985-0983
3706 Lorna Rd
Birmingham, AL
Description
Gabriel's Spirited Cafe - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Gabriel's Spirited Cafe is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Gabriel's Spirited Cafe is more than able to oblige.

Technique, Technique, Technique

Technique, Technique, Technique

By Russ Cobbe

In real estate the mantra is location, location, location but in mixing cocktails its technique, technique, technique. Most home bartenders tend to just throw the ingredients together and serve the drink and in a lot of commercial establishments they do the same thing. The way a drink is prepared can make a big difference in how it tastes and in the atmosphere created.

Chilling a Glass
Always chill glasses before filling them. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this. First is to simply put them in the fridge or a freezer a couple of hours ahead of time. If you forget however you can fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice for a few minutes. Make sure to empty the ice before preparing the drink.

Frosting a Glass
For "frosted" drinks you can put the glass in the freezer ahead of time or bury it in shaved ice until it has a white, frosted and ice-cold look and feel. For "sugar-frosted" glasses, wet the rim of the glass that is already chilled with lemon or lime juice and then dip into powdered sugar or coarse salt depending on the recipe.

Floating Liqueurs
Creating a layered drink, also known as a pousse caf�, is not difficult once you know how. The main concept is the heavier ingredients go in first and the lighter ones on top so the ingredients don't mix. Take an inverted spoon and slowly pour the ingredient onto the back of the spoon. This spreads it out and reduces the churn that happens with a straight pour. This can also be done by pouring the ingredient down a glass rod.

Flaming Liqueurs
To make a flaming drink you have to have a spirit that has a high alcohol content. Brandy is normally used. Prewarm the glass being used. Pour some liquor into the prewarmed glass and heat a smaller amount over a flame or in a saucepan on a stove. Light it with a match and then pour it into the glass being used very carefully. This will cause the rest of the alcohol to ignite. Be careful, flames can jump up qu...

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