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.

8th St Inn
(563) 243-6200
1107 S 8th St
Clinton, IA
Description
8Th St Inn - 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.

Joe's Tavern
(563) 243-0907
2501 Camanche Ave
Clinton, IA
Description
Joe's Tavern, 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 Joe's Tavern

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.

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.

Almont Tap
(563) 682-7381
4581 140th St
Clinton, IA
Description
Almont Tap - If you're looking to kick back, Almont Tap, 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.

River City Brewing Co Inc
(563) 243-2401
212 S 4th St
Clinton, IA
Description
River City Brewing Co Inc - If you're trying to impress your date, River City Brewing Co Inc 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 River City Brewing Co Inc offers.

Penthouse
(563) 243-0063
519 S 3rd St
Clinton, IA
Description
Penthouse - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Penthouse makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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.)

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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