Cocktail Party Supplies Fredericksburg VA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Fredericksburg. 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.

Aladin Mediterranean Restaurant Hookah Bar
(540) 372-7755
2032 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Commonwealth Publications
(540) 972-1100
10903 Brock Pt
Spotsylvania, VA
Description
Commonwealth Publications - If you're looking to kick back, Commonwealth Publications, 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.

Olde Towne Wine & Cheese Deli
(540) 373-7877
707 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
J. Brian's Taproom
(540) 373-0738
200 Hanover Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
The Virginia Wine Experience
(540) 373-8878
826 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Todds Tavern Community Voting
(540) 972-7015
Route 613
Spotsylvania, VA
Description
Todds Tavern Community Voting - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Solutions Bar & Grill
(703) 221-1181
4316 Inn St
Triangle, VA
Description
Solutions Bar & Grill - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Solutions Bar & Grill 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.

Olde Towne Butcher & Market
(540) 370-4105
401 William St
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Capital Ale House
(540) 371-2337
917 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA
 
Wegmans
(540) 322-4800
2281 Carl D Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg, VA
 

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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