Cocktail Party Supplies Carmel IN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Carmel. 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.

Khourys Mediterranean Island
(317) 251-8610
1850 E. Broadripple Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
 
The Egyptian
(317) 255-4400
6265 Carrollton Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
 
Jimmy B
(317) 848-7364
10598 N College Ave # 400
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Jimmy B - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Jimmy B is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Jimmy B is more than able to oblige.

Vu
(317) 578-4482
5909 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Vu - Dress up. Vu 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.

Free Spirit Lounge
(317) 842-0200
8110 N Shadeland Ave
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Free Spirit Lounge - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Free Spirit Lounge is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Madison Oyster Bar
(574) 288-3776
129 N Main St
South Bend, IN
 
Old Town Tavern
(317) 846-5545
29 W Main St
Carmel, IN
Description
Old Town Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Old Town Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Rock Tonic
(317) 896-2711
17902 Us 31 N
Westfield, IN
Description
Rock Tonic - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Rock Tonic is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Anheuser-Busch Inc
(317) 596-1460
8047 Heyward Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Anheuser-Busch Inc - If you're looking to kick back, Anheuser-Busch Inc, 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.

Taylor's Pub Ii
(317) 815-8615
1546 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN
Description
Taylor's Pub Ii - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Taylor's Pub Ii, 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.

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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