Cocktail Party Supplies Brattleboro VT

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Brattleboro. 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.

Sportsman's Lounge
(802) 257-8618
45 Canal St
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Sportsman's Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Sportsman's Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Emils Pub
(802) 254-3617
563 S Main St
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Emils Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Emils Pub, 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.

2nd Street Café
(413) 863-2882
Turners Falls, MA
Description
2Nd Street Café - Located at [Address], 2Nd Street Café keeps diners coming back with its reasonable price points and scrumptious menu. Though no notable dishes stand out from the rest, you won't be disappointed. Is it rated a 30-out-of-30 on Zagats? Maybe not, but overall you can do a lot worse.

Railroad Tavern
(603) 357-0098
84 Main St
Keene, NH
Description
Railroad Tavern - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Railroad Tavern, 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.

Jigg's Tavern
(413) 773-3610
4 Ames St
Greenfield, MA
Description
Jigg's Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Jigg's Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Metropolis Wine Bar
(802) 254-1221
55 Elliot St
Brattleboro, VT
Description
Metropolis Wine Bar - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Metropolis Wine Bar is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Metropolis Wine Bar is more than able to oblige.

Hollywood
(413) 648-9512
439 Brattleboro Rd
Bernardston, MA
Description
Hollywood - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Hollywood is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Hollywood is more than able to oblige.

2nd Street Cafe
(413) 863-2882
23 Avenue A
Turners Falls, MA
Description
2Nd Street Cafe - Happy hour never looked so good. 2Nd Street Cafe, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Penuche's Ale House
(603) 352-9839
91 Marlboro St
Keene, NH
Description
Penuche's Ale House, 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 Penuche's Ale House.

Rist Tavern Inc
(413) 773-1949
26 Chapman St
Greenfield, MA
Description
Rist Tavern Inc - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Rist Tavern Inc, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Rist Tavern Inc will do the trick.

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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