Cocktail Party Supplies Athens AL

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Athens. 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.

James Formby Bar
(256) 232-9620
26818 Mclemore Cir
Athens, AL
Description
James Formby Bar - 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.

Half Time Sports Lounge
(256) 430-0266
8873 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Half Time Sports Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Half Time Sports Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Marion K Anderson Trust
(256) 461-7630
214 Main St
Madison, AL
Description
Marion K Anderson Trust 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 Marion K Anderson Trust

Glass's Cocktail N Grill
(256) 351-1108
1313 Point Mallard Pkwy
Decatur, AL
Description
Glass's Cocktail N Grill, 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 Glass's Cocktail N Grill

Dugout
(256) 340-0202
1550 6th Ave SE
Decatur, AL
Description
Dugout - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dugout, 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.

Jimmy's Lounge
(256) 721-0178
8700 Highway 72 W
Madison, AL
Description
Jimmy's Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Jimmy's Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Xscape Night Club
(256) 858-6868
5700 Highway 53
Harvest, AL
Description
Xscape Night Club - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Xscape Night Club, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Station
(256) 325-1333
8694 Madison Blvd
Madison, AL
Description
Station - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Station caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Cactus Club
(256) 350-7390
1707 Central Pkwy SW # G
Decatur, AL
Description
Cactus Club - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Cactus Club offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Barn
(256) 828-0045
2510 Ready Section Rd
Toney, AL
Description
Barn - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Barn, 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.

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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