Cocktail Party Supplies Cedar Rapids IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Cedar Rapids. 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.

O'Maggie's Pub
(319) 366-7259
416 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
O'maggie's Pub, 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 O'maggie's Pub.

South Side Tavern
(319) 364-9302
1326 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
South Side Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, South Side Tavern, 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.

Dragon Nightclub Inc
(319) 286-9284
329 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Dragon Nightclub Inc - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Dragon Nightclub Inc, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Billy Magoos
(319) 365-1591
715 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Billy Magoos - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Billy Magoos, 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.

Left Bank
(319) 363-5338
1200 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Left Bank - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Left Bank is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Chrome Horse Slophouse & Sln
(319) 365-1234
1202 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Chrome Horse Slophouse & Sln - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Chrome Horse Slophouse & Sln, 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.

Tycoon
(319) 362-8789
427 2nd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Tycoon - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Tycoon kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

3rd Street Live
(319) 365-6141
1204 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
3Rd Street Live - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because 3Rd Street Live, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Keg
(319) 364-9341
719 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Keg - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Keg? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Stop Off
(319) 364-9421
420 5th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Stop Off - Let's call it what it is. Stop Off, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Stop Off you should have plenty of options.

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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