Cocktail Party Supplies Clinton IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Clinton. 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.

Doyle's Tavern
(563) 243-0902
252 Main Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Doyle's Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Doyle's Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Lyons Tap
(563) 242-9764
224 Main Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Lyons Tap - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Lyons Tap 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.

Manning's Whistle Shop
(563) 242-9668
416 N 2nd St
Clinton, IA
Description
Manning's Whistle Shop - If you're looking to kick back, Manning's Whistle Shop, 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.

Walker's Tavern
(563) 242-9638
600 18th Ave S
Clinton, IA
Description
Walker's Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Walker's Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Voodoo Lounge
(563) 242-7275
226 5th Ave S
Clinton, IA
Description
Voodoo Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Voodoo Lounge, 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.

Sabra's Bar & Grill
(563) 243-5612
132 5th Ave S
Clinton, IA
Description
Sabra's Bar & Grill - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Sabra's Bar & Grill 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.)

Don's Night Spot
(563) 243-8109
1008 S 4th St
Clinton, IA
Description
Don's Night Spot, 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 Don's Night Spot

Poltergeist Pub
(563) 242-9503
517 S 3rd St
Clinton, IA
Description
Poltergeist Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Poltergeist Pub, 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.

Walt's
(563) 242-1592
319 N 4th St
Clinton, IA
Description
Walt's - 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.

Silver Dollar
(563) 242-4440
76 Main Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Silver Dollar - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Silver Dollar 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.)

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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