Cocktail Party Supplies Hood River OR

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Hood River. 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.

Peggy's Roost
(541) 386-6337
2290 Tucker Rd
Hood River, OR
Description
Peggy's Roost - If you're trying to impress your date, Peggy's Roost 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 Peggy's Roost offers.

Full Sail Brewing Co
(541) 386-2281
506 Columbia St
Hood River, OR
Description
Full Sail Brewing Co - 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.

Northshore Bar & Grill
(509) 493-1741
216 W Steuben St
Bingen, WA
Description
Northshore Bar & Grill - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Northshore Bar & Grill? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Chuck Wagon Restaurant
(541) 296-3070
209 E 2nd St
The Dalles, OR
Description
Chuck Wagon Restaurant - Plush seating and good music gives Chuck Wagon Restaurant a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Volcanic Bottle Shoppe
(541) 436-1226
1410 12th St.
Hood River, OR
 
Skylight Theatre & Pub
(541) 386-4888
109 Oak St
Hood River, OR
Description
Skylight Theatre & Pub - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Skylight Theatre & Pub, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Shed
(541) 387-4002
1219 12th St
Hood River, OR
Description
Shed - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Shed, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Nick's Tavern
(360) 247-9914
22011 NE 399th St
Appleton, OR
Description
Nick's Tavern - Country bar up in the northern reaches of Clark County serving typical bar fare with pool and darts. Live rock on the weekend.

Walking Man Brewing
(509) 427-5520
240 SW 1st St
Stevenson, WA
Description
Walking Man Brewing - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Walking Man Brewing, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Michoacan Sports Grill
(541) 354-2900
3405 Odell Hwy
Hood River, OR
 

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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