Cocktail Party Supplies Battle Creek MI

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Battle Creek. 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.

Bedford Steakhouse
(269) 721-9856
22575 Bedford Rd N
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Bedford Steakhouse - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Bedford Steakhouse 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.)

Idle Hour Tavern
(269) 964-9645
753 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Idle Hour Tavern - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Idle Hour Tavern 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.)

B J Bryant Lodge 1311
(269) 966-9458
724 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
B J Bryant Lodge 1311 - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, B J Bryant Lodge 1311 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.

Planet Rock
(269) 962-2121
191 Angell St
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Planet Rock - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Planet Rock, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Friends & Co
(269) 963-2614
1055 Columbia Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Friends & Co - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Friends & Co is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Partners Bar
(269) 964-7276
910 North Ave
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Partners Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Partners Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Spanky's Tavern
(269) 963-6004
1414 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Spanky's Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Spanky's Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

PAR Four
(269) 660-9960
97 Michigan Ave W
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Par Four - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Par Four, 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.

Brady's Pub Inc
(269) 962-5676
408 20th St N
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Brady's Pub Inc - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Brady's Pub Inc is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Brady's Pub Inc is more than able to oblige.

Silver Tap
(269) 968-8858
659 20th St N
Battle Creek, MI
Description
Silver Tap - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Silver Tap 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.

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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