Cocktail Party Supplies Blacksburg VA
211 E. 4th St.
New York, NY
1668 Grand Avenue
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Library Cafe & Night Spot
211 Draper Rd SW # B
Library Cafe & Night Spot - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Library Cafe & Night Spot kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.
Mc Peak's Pub
Mc Peak's Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Mc Peak's Pub 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.
1338 South Main St.
She-Sha Cafe Hookah Lounge
211 Draper Rd SW
Burruss Square Tavern
204 Draper Rd SW
Burruss Square Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Burruss Square Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Burruss Square Tavern is more than able to oblige.
Blacksburg Brewing Co
492 Reading Rd
Blacksburg Brewing Co - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Blacksburg Brewing Co, 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.
2383 Roanoke Blvd
Dav Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Dav Lounge, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Dav Lounge you should have plenty of options.
1340 South Main Street
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.
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.
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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