Cocktail Party Supplies Crown Point IN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Crown Point. 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.

Aladdin Pita
3750 West 80th Lane
Merrillville, IN
Naughty Grapes
(219) 661-9002
513 N Main St
Crown Point, IN
Naughty Grapes - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Naughty Grapes, 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.

Buddy & Pals Place
(219) 662-0088
499 E Summit St
Crown Point, IN
Buddy & Pals Place - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Buddy & Pals Place, 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.

Diamond Jim's
(219) 663-7665
210 S Main St
Crown Point, IN
Diamond Jim's - If you're trying to impress your date, Diamond Jim's 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 Diamond Jim's offers.

Pete's Irish Pub
(219) 662-7666
419 N Grant St
Crown Point, IN
Pete's Irish Pub is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Pete's Irish Pub

C J's Modernday Pub
(219) 663-9832
1910 N Main St
Crown Point, IN
C J's Modernday Pub - If you're looking to kick back, C J's Modernday Pub, 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.

R House Of Brews
(219) 663-7700
100 N Main St
Crown Point, IN
R House Of Brews - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. R House Of Brews? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Mighty Mick's Pub & Cafe
(219) 662-2244
10727 Randolph St
Crown Point, IN
Mighty Mick's Pub & Cafe - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Mighty Mick's Pub & Cafe, 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, Mighty Mick's Pub & Cafe will do the trick.

Jolly Rogers Lounge
(219) 662-0639
11217 Whitcomb St
Crown Point, IN
Jolly Rogers Lounge - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Jolly Rogers Lounge is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Track Lounge
(219) 663-9838
318 N Jackson St
Crown Point, IN
Track Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Track Lounge fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

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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