Cocktail Party Supplies Burlington IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Burlington. 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.

Paddlewheel Lounge
(319) 752-5934
613 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA
Paddlewheel Lounge - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Paddlewheel Lounge 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.

Ladies Social Club
(319) 754-5364
505 S Main St
Burlington, IA
Ladies Social Club - 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.

South Side Inn
(319) 752-9107
201 S Main St
Burlington, IA
South Side Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, South Side Inn, 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.

Steve's Place
(319) 752-9109
852 Washington St
Burlington, IA
Steve's Place - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Steve's Place 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.

Maple Leaf Tavern
(319) 753-9916
904 Maple St
Burlington, IA
Maple Leaf Tavern - 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.

Retreat Limited
(319) 753-5503
1622 Aetna St
Burlington, IA
Retreat Limited - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Retreat Limited? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Beer Tent
(319) 754-5600
217 Valley St
Burlington, IA
Beer Tent - If you're looking to kick back, Beer Tent, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

(319) 754-4338
2016 S Main St
Burlington, IA
Buffalo - Happy hour never looked so good. Buffalo, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Joes Inn
(319) 752-9881
1534 Madison Ave
Burlington, IA
Joes Inn - If you're trying to impress your date, Joes Inn 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 Joes Inn offers.

Blue Shop
(319) 758-9553
320 N 4th St
Burlington, IA
Blue Shop - Think of Blue Shop as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

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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