Cocktail Party Supplies Durango CO

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Durango. 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.

Players Sports Bar & Grill
(970) 259-6120
652 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Players Sports Bar & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Players Sports Bar & Grill 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.

Office Spiritorium
(970) 375-7260
699 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Office Spiritorium - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Office Spiritorium 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.

Steamworks Brewing Co
(970) 375-9686
102 E 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Steamworks Brewing Co - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Steamworks Brewing Co is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Colorado Pongas
(970) 382-8554
121 W 8th St
Durango, CO
Description
Colorado Pongas - If you're looking to kick back, Colorado Pongas, 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.

El Rancho
(970) 259-8111
975 Main Ave
Durango, CO
Description
El Rancho - Now you have your cake and eat it too. El Rancho, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Ska Brewing Co
(970) 247-5792
545 Turner Dr
Durango, CO
Description
Ska Brewing Co - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ska Brewing Co, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Eighth Avenue Tavern
(970) 259-8801
509 E 8th Ave
Durango, CO
Description
Eighth Avenue 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 Eighth Avenue Tavern

Ball Park
(970) 385-5533
351 S Camino Del Rio
Durango, CO
Description
Ball Park - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Ball Park, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

T G's Tavern
(970) 259-0560
3372 Highway 550
Durango, CO
Description
T G's Tavern - If you're trying to impress your date, T G's Tavern 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 T G's Tavern offers.

Summit
(970) 247-2324
600 Main Ave # 205
Durango, CO
Description
Summit - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Summit, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

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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