Cocktail Party Supplies Essex Junction VT

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Essex Junction. 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.

Murray's Tavern
(802) 878-4901
4 Lincoln Pl
Essex Junction, VT
Description
Murray's Tavern - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Murray's Tavern is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Track Side Tavern
(802) 655-9542
18 Malletts Bay Ave
Winooski, VT
Description
Track Side Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Track Side Tavern 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.

Monkey Bar
(802) 655-4563
30 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Monkey Bar - Dress up. Monkey Bar 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.

Magic Hat Brewing Co
(802) 658-2739
5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT
Description
Magic Hat Brewing Co, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Sh-Na-Na's
(802) 865-2596
101 Main St
Burlington, VT
Description
Sh-Na-Na's - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Sh-Na-Na's caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Park Place Tavern Inc
(802) 878-3015
38 Park St
Essex Junction, VT
Description
Park Place Tavern Inc 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 Park Place Tavern Inc

Higher Ground
(802) 654-8888
1 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Higher Ground - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Higher Ground kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Green Man Tavern
(802) 655-9729
36 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Green Man Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Green Man Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

T Rugg's Tavern
(802) 658-0456
149 Elmwood Ave
Burlington, VT
Description
T Rugg's Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, T Rugg's Tavern, 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.

135 Pearl
(802) 863-2343
135 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
Description
135 Pearl - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. 135 Pearl caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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