Cocktail Party Supplies Iowa City IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Iowa City. 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.

Red Poppy
(319) 351-9145
341 E. College St.
Iowa City, IA
 
Deadwood
(319) 351-9417
6 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Deadwood - If you're looking to kick back, Deadwood, 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.

Gabe's
(319) 354-4788
330 E Washington St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Gabe's - Dress up. Gabe's 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.

Kitty Hawk
(319) 351-9819
1012 Gilbert Ct
Iowa City, IA
Description
Kitty Hawk 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 Kitty Hawk

Green Room
(319) 354-4350
509 S Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Green Room - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Green Room, 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.

Dublin Underground
(319) 337-7660
5 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Dublin Underground - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Dublin Underground 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.

Brothers Bar & Grill
(319) 338-6373
125 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Brothers Bar & Grill - Happy hour never looked so good. Brothers Bar & Grill, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Grizzly's South Side
(319) 337-7536
1210 Highland Ct
Iowa City, IA
Description
Grizzly's South Side - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Grizzly's South Side 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.

Joe's Place
(319) 338-6717
115 Iowa Ave
Iowa City, IA
Description
Joe's Place 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 Joe's Place

Martinis
(319) 351-5536
127 E College St
Iowa City, IA
Description
Martinis - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Martinis 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.)

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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