Cocktail Party Supplies Hastings NE

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Hastings. 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.

Brass Ring
(402) 463-8388
2205 Osborne Dr E
Hastings, NE
Description
Brass Ring - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Brass Ring is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Second Street Slammer
(402) 463-9220
2315 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
Description
Second Street Slammer - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Second Street Slammer is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Olive Saloon
(402) 463-9181
423 W 3rd St
Hastings, NE
Description
Olive Saloon - Happy hour never looked so good. Olive Saloon, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Little Jake's Dancin' Country
(402) 463-9004
1104 W J St
Hastings, NE
Description
Little Jake's Dancin' Country, 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 Little Jake's Dancin' Country

Fuzzy's Place
(402) 762-3100
105 N Alexander Ave
Clay Center, NE
Description
Fuzzy's Place - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Fuzzy's Place 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.

Reno Bar
(402) 463-9133
414 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
Description
Reno Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Reno Bar 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.

Pit Stop
(402) 463-9028
623 W 1st St
Hastings, NE
Description
Pit Stop - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Pit Stop? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

P J's
(402) 463-9066
117 N Lincoln Ave
Hastings, NE
Description
P J's - 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, P J's kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Illusions
(402) 462-2695
1400 W 18th St
Hastings, NE
Description
Illusions, 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 Illusions

Blue Hill Tavern
(402) 756-2600
521 W Gage St
Blue Hill, NE
Description
Blue Hill Tavern - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

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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