Cocktail Party Supplies Albuquerque NM
Terrene Cafe Hookah Lounge
106 Vassar Dr SE
506 Central Avenue Southwest
Louie's Pub & Grill
5603 Menaul Blvd NE
Louie's Pub & Grill - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Louie's Pub & Grill, 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.
7601 Menaul Blvd NE
Pennsylvania Station - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Pennsylvania Station is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.
2509 San Mateo Blvd NE
Joker's Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Joker's Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.
Petra Cafe Restaurant
115 Harvard Dr.
LA Mesa Inn
4007 Menaul Blvd NE
La Mesa Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? La Mesa Inn 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.
Sunset Grill & Bar
6825 Lomas Blvd NE
Sunset Grill & Bar, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Sunset Grill & Bar
Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
3009 Central Ave NE
Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, 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.
Club Rhythm & Blues
3523 Central Ave NE
Club Rhythm & Blues, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Club Rhythm & Blues
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.
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.
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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