Cocktail Party Supplies Fort Dodge IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Fort Dodge. 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.

Top Hat Lounge
(515) 955-1910
15 S 8th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Top Hat Lounge - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Top Hat Lounge, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Pee Wee's Pub
(515) 573-2187
816 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Pee Wee's Pub - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Pee Wee's Pub, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.

Community Tavern
(515) 955-3132
2026 5th Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Community Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Community Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Captain Hooks
(515) 576-7711
7 S 11th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Captain Hooks - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Captain Hooks? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Dusty's Corral
(515) 576-3035
7 S 11th St # 4
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Dusty's Corral, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Dusty's Corral

Roman Inn
(515) 576-2811
723 S 31st St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Roman Inn - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Roman Inn offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Brass Monkey Lounge
(515) 573-8771
15 N 10th St
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Brass Monkey Lounge - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Brass Monkey Lounge 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.

After Dark
(515) 573-3313
509 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
After Dark - If you're trying to impress your date, After Dark 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 After Dark offers.

Cricket's
(515) 576-4692
509 1st Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Cricket's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Cricket's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Touch Of Class
(515) 573-3711
520 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
Description
Touch Of Class, 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 Touch Of Class

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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