Cocktail Party Supplies Clayton NC
319 Fayettville St., Suite 105
2526 Hillsborough Street
408 E 2nd St
Flip Side - If you're trying to impress your date, Flip Side 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 Flip Side offers.
Loop Road Tavern
1437 Mechanical Blvd
Loop Road Tavern - 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.
519 W Market St
Conrad's, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Conrad's
2500 Hillsborough St.
Half-Time Sports Bar
3503 E Garner Rd
Half-Time Sports Bar, 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 Half-Time Sports Bar.
106 Bratton Dr
Shooters Billiards - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Shooters Billiards, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.
Sam's Tavern In The Groove
25 Old Drug Store Rd
Sam's Tavern In The Groove - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Sam's Tavern In The Groove, 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, Sam's Tavern In The Groove will do the trick.
2301 S Brightleaf Blvd
Cactus Lounge - If you're looking to kick back, Cactus Lounge, 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.
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.
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.
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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