Cocktail Party Supplies Davenport IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Davenport. 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.

Gardens
(563) 323-1503
1301 W 13th St
Davenport, IA
Description
Gardens - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Gardens, 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.

Gary's Cedar St Inn
(563) 322-9247
810 Cedar St
Davenport, IA
Description
Gary's Cedar St Inn - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Gary's Cedar St Inn is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Gary's Cedar St Inn is more than able to oblige.

Banana Joes
(563) 323-4200
433 W River Dr
Davenport, IA
Description
Banana Joes - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Banana Joes 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.

Meat Market
(563) 322-3123
1629 Washington St
Davenport, IA
Description
Meat Market - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Meat Market, 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.

Underline
(563) 322-0757
217 Brady St
Davenport, IA
Description
Underline - Dress up. Underline isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Pour House
(563) 328-2949
1502 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Description
Pour House - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Pour House is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

2 Amigos Tavern
(563) 322-0060
1520 Washington St
Davenport, IA
Description
2 Amigos Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, 2 Amigos Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Carriage Haus
(563) 322-1162
312 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
Description
Carriage Haus - Think of Carriage Haus as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Oceanside Lounge
(563) 326-1372
2025 Hickory Grove Rd
Davenport, IA
Description
Oceanside Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Oceanside Lounge, 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 Oceanside Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Circle Tap
(563) 322-9276
1345 W Locust St
Davenport, IA
Description
Circle Tap - Plush seating and good music gives Circle Tap a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

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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