Cocktail Party Supplies Bel Air MD

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Bel Air. 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.

Cigar and Hookah Cafe
1838 East Joppa Road
Parkville, MD
 
Bill Bateman's Express Carry
(410) 569-1366
3101 Emmorton Rd
Abingdon, MD
Description
Bill Bateman's Express Carry - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Bill Bateman's Express Carry 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.

Jonesy's Sportman's Inn
(410) 272-9697
S Philadelphia Blvd
Aberdeen, MD
Description
Jonesy's Sportman's Inn, 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 Jonesy's Sportman's Inn.

Donna Mite Inn
(410) 256-9848
11565 Philadelphia Rd
White Marsh, MD
Description
Donna Mite Inn - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Donna Mite Inn is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Mimi Lorenzo's Musical Bar
(410) 668-7647
8100 Belair Rd
Nottingham, MD
Description
Mimi Lorenzo's Musical Bar - 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.

Ice Hookah Lounge
(888) 9HO-OKAH
508 York Road
Baltimore, MD
 
Winters Run Inn Inc
(410) 676-2865
1907 Philadelphia Rd
Joppa, MD
Description
Winters Run Inn Inc - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Winters Run Inn Inc 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.)

Robinhood Tavern
(410) 939-3484
357 Pennington Ave
Havre de Grace, MD
Description
Robinhood Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Robinhood Tavern, 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.

Sweeney's Pub
(410) 378-2636
196 Conowingo Rd
Conowingo, MD
Description
Sweeney's Pub - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Sweeney's Pub 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.

J C Wings
(410) 529-6100
4351 Ebenezer Rd
Nottingham, MD
Description
J C Wings - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. J C Wings 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.

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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