Cocktail Party Supplies Billings MT

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Billings. 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.

Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co
(406) 245-0918
2123 1st Ave N # B
Billings, MT
Description
Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Yellowstone Valley Brewing Co 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.)

Crystal Lounge
(406) 259-0010
101 N 28th St
Billings, MT
Description
Crystal Lounge 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 Crystal Lounge

Casey's Golden Pheasant
(406) 256-5200
222 N 28th St
Billings, MT
Description
Casey's Golden Pheasant - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Casey's Golden Pheasant caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Second Shift
(406) 248-5516
934 Us Highway 87 E
Billings, MT
Description
Second Shift 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 Second Shift

Loft
(406) 259-9074
2910 2nd Ave N
Billings, MT
Description
Loft - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Loft 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.

Tap-Inn
(406) 259-0802
910 Broadwater Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Tap-Inn - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Tap-Inn 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.

Reno Club
(406) 245-5050
150 Calhoun Ln
Billings, MT
Description
Reno Club - Plush seating and good music gives Reno Club a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Montana Chads
(406) 259-0111
3953 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Montana Chads - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Montana Chads, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Moose Breath Saloon
(406) 252-5702
4242 State Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Moose Breath Saloon 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 Moose Breath Saloon

Western Bar
(406) 252-7383
2712 Minnesota Ave
Billings, MT
Description
Western Bar - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Western Bar? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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