Cocktail Party Supplies Altoona PA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Altoona. 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.

Hab's Cafe
(814) 932-5779
224 Winding Knoll Rd
Altoona, PA
Description
Hab's Cafe - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Hab's Cafe, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Bar
(814) 944-1501
2416 Broad Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Bar - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Bar, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Lombardo's
(814) 942-2986
1331 17th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Lombardo's - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Lombardo's, 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.

Double S Bar & Lounge
(814) 944-0664
732 N 4th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Double S Bar & Lounge - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Double S Bar & Lounge? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Jarheads Inc
(814) 940-8808
1600 Bell Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Jarheads Inc, 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 Jarheads Inc

Cedar Grove Motel
(814) 946-8795
1671 Bellemeade Dr
Altoona, PA
Description
Cedar Grove Motel - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Cedar Grove Motel is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Andy's Bar & Grill
(814) 941-2888
208 4th St
Altoona, PA
Description
Andy's Bar & Grill - 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.

Kettle Inn
(814) 944-4113
411 S Kettle St
Altoona, PA
Description
Kettle Inn - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Kettle Inn is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Kettle Inn is more than able to oblige.

Tenth Street Cafe
(814) 943-9395
1000 7th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Tenth Street Cafe, 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 Tenth Street Cafe

Neighborhood Tavern
(814) 943-9317
2019 11th Ave
Altoona, PA
Description
Neighborhood Tavern 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 Neighborhood Tavern

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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