Cocktail Party Supplies Brookline MA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Brookline. 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.

Tengierino
(617) 242-6009
83 Main St.
Charlestown, MA
 
Shabu Village
(617) 566-0888
417 Harvard St
Brookline, MA
Cross Street
Fuller St

Kinvara Pub
(617) 783-9400
34 Harvard Ave
Brookline, MA
Description
Kinvara Pub - What sets this traditional Irish bar, named after a town in the Southern County of Galway in Ireland, apart from others, is its growing reputation as a great place to see acoustic music. The slow-poured Guinness and the homemade shepherd's pie isn't bad, either.

Lineage
(617) 232-0065
242 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
 
KooKoo Cafe
(617) 730-5525
7 Station Street
Brookline, MA
Cross Street
Washington St

Kasbah
(617) 539-4484
59 Putnam St.
Winthrop, MA
 
Anam Cara Publick House
(617) 277-2880
1648 Beacon St
Brookline, MA
Cross Street
Washington Street

Fugakyu
(617) 738-1268
1280 Beacon St
Brookline, MA
Cross Street
Charles St

Matt Murphy's
(617) 232-0188
14 Harvard St
Brookline, MA
Description
Matt Murphy's - If you're trying to impress your date, Matt Murphy's is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Matt Murphy's offers.

Jillian's Boston
(617) 437-0300
145 Ipswich St
Boston, MA
 

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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