Cocktail Party Supplies Ballston Spa NY

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Ballston Spa. 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.

Monaco's Village Inn
(518) 885-5100
96 Front St
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Monaco's Village Inn - 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.

Crest Inn
(518) 885-1708
430 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Crest Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Crest Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Leprechaun Pub
(518) 584-6077
2839 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Leprechaun Pub - 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.

Carney's Bar
(518) 399-5129
17 Main St
Ballston Lake, NY
Description
Carney's Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Carney's Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

9 Maple Ave
(518) 583-2582
9 Maple Ave # 1
Saratoga Springs, NY
Description
9 Maple Ave, 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 9 Maple Ave

Ripe Tomato An American Grill
(518) 581-1530
2721 State Route 9
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Ripe Tomato An American Grill - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Ripe Tomato An American Grill 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.

Geyser Sports Pub
(518) 885-4897
443 Geyser Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Geyser Sports Pub - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Dolphins' Cove
(518) 885-5550
162 W Milton Rd
Ballston Spa, NY
Description
Dolphins' Cove - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Dolphins' Cove, 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.

Charlton Tavern
(518) 399-9951
745 Charlton Rd
Ballston Lake, NY
Description
Charlton Tavern, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Charlton Tavern.

Desperate Annie's
(518) 587-2455
12 Caroline St
Saratoga Springs, NY
Description
Desperate Annie's - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Desperate Annie's 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.

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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