Cocktail Party Supplies Brainerd MN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Brainerd. 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.

Blue Ox Bar
(218) 828-1862
608 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Blue Ox Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Blue Ox Bar 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.

Green Lantern
(218) 764-2323
13184 County Road 8
Brainerd, MN
Description
Green Lantern - Dress up. Green Lantern isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Pit Stop Bar
(218) 829-9922
723 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Pit Stop Bar - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Pit Stop Bar is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Twisted Roses
(218) 829-9867
305 S 7th St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Twisted Roses - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Twisted Roses 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.

Oak Lawn Tavern
(218) 829-7656
15483 State Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Description
Oak Lawn Tavern - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Oak Lawn Tavern, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Old Waterfall & Brainerd
(218) 828-4487
18512 Highway 371 N
Brainerd, MN
Description
Old Waterfall & Brainerd - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Old Waterfall & Brainerd? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Ironrail Saloon
(218) 829-0513
707 Laurel St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Ironrail Saloon - 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.

J R's Junction Inc
(218) 764-2796
22974 County Road 2
Brainerd, MN
Description
J R's Junction Inc - 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.

Bird's Nest
(320) 692-4660
16750 Highway 18
Brainerd, MN
Description
Bird's Nest - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Bird's Nest 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.

Shep's On 6th
(218) 829-4835
315 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN
Description
Shep's On 6Th - 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.

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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