Cocktail Party Supplies Kirkland WA
4209 University Way NE
113 Blanchard Street
11110 117th Pl NE
Nw Pubs - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Nw Pubs 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.
89 Kirkland Ave
Da Vinci's - Not really the most stylish restaurant loungein the world, Da Vinci's serves middle of the road Italian food, both pizzas and pasta, while in the back is the dance floor. The crowd is calmer these days: it's hard to believe that Da Vinci's was once a gathering point for Kirkland's hellraisers.
Smokie Jo's Tavern
106 Kirkland Ave
Smokie Jo's Tavern - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Smokie Jo's Tavern is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Smokie Jo's Tavern is more than able to oblige.
1122 E Madison
Zaina Food Drinks Friends
108 Cherry St.
Time Out Sports Bar
218 Central Way
Time Out Sports Bar - 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.
52 Lake Shore Plaza
Shark Club - The Shark serves a variety of middle of the road foods (pizzas, burgers and sandwiches) to a crowd of mostly middle of the road beer buddies. Not the most adventurous venue, although they are trying to book better live musical acts.
124 Kirkland Ave
Central Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Central Tavern 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.
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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