Cocktail Party Supplies King NC
Bon Appetit Mediterranean Cafe
101 West Fourth Street
109 Vesta Dr
Sippers Lounge - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Sippers Lounge makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.
Your Place Too
1 Vesta Ct
Your Place Too - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Your Place Too caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.
Ray's Cue & Pub
6428 University Pkwy
Rural Hall, NC
Ray's Cue & Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Ray's Cue & Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.
Red Brick Tavern
7470 Reynolda Rd # 2
Red Brick Tavern 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 Red Brick Tavern
Country Corral - 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, Country Corral kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.
Half Time Sports Bar
607 S Main St
Half Time Sports Bar - 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, Half Time Sports Bar kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.
1110 Bethania Rural Hall Rd
Rural Hall, NC
Baby Dolls - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Baby Dolls, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.
7150 Baltimore Ave
Plato's Diner - Very adequate diner, open all weekend. Serves a mix of Greek food and more American dishes, and some bakery items-here's your chance what Greek bread tastes like.
Pine Tree Lounge
3880 Bethania Station Rd
Winston Salem, NC
Pine Tree Lounge - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Pine Tree Lounge, 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.
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.
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.
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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