Cocktail Party Supplies Ankeny IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Ankeny. 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.

Yankee Clipper
(515) 964-9484
312 SW Maple St
Ankeny, IA
Description
Yankee Clipper - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Yankee Clipper 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.

Elbow Room Saloon
(515) 963-9414
1165 1/2 SW Ordnance Rd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Elbow Room Saloon - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Elbow Room Saloon, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Elbow Room Saloon will do the trick.

Roadhouse 69
(515) 963-9669
110 N Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Roadhouse 69 - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Roadhouse 69, 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.

Andy's Bar & Grill
(515) 965-3446
1912 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA
Description
Andy's Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Andy's 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.

Nest Bar & Grill
(515) 331-0472
5800 Merle Hay Rd
Johnston, IA
Description
Nest Bar & Grill - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Nest Bar & Grill? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Croz Nest
(515) 963-8338
2139 S Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA
Description
Croz Nest - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Croz Nest is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

O'Malley's Pub
(515) 964-9620
7012 NE 14th St
Ankeny, IA
Description
O'malley's Pub - If you're looking to kick back, O'malley's Pub, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Jakes
(515) 965-9513
132 SE Shurfine Dr
Ankeny, IA
Description
Jakes - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Jakes is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Smokey's Old Place Saloon
(515) 243-9841
4397 NW 6th Dr
Des Moines, IA
Description
Smokey's Old Place Saloon, 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 Smokey's Old Place Saloon

Rosie's Pizzaria
(515) 289-4591
6594 NW 6th Dr
Des Moines, IA
Description
Rosie's Pizzaria - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Rosie's Pizzaria, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Rosie's Pizzaria will do the trick.

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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