Cocktail Party Supplies Lafayette IN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Lafayette. 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.

The Egyptian Cafe
(765) 743-0500
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
 
Luxie's Pub N Grub
(765) 742-4782
648 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Luxie's Pub N Grub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Luxie's Pub N Grub, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Pub, The
(765) 423-2576
407 Union St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Pub, The - Like the Other Pub, its sister, this bar serves mostly locals, who sit and chat about sports, food and beer. The service is good,

Bruce's Devon Plaza
(765) 428-8057
2371 N 26th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Bruce's Devon Plaza, 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 Bruce's Devon Plaza

Kokoro
(765) 742-8180
514 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Kokoro - This downtown Lafayette sushi bar offers the most upscale Asian cuisine around. The largely Asian clientele helps keep standards for food and alcohol high.

Cafe Hookah
(765) 743-3636
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
 
Champ's
(765) 447-3212
610 S Earl Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Champ's - The room devoted to pool tables is a major draw: otherwise, it's a no-frills sports bar catering to regulars.

Firehouse Grille
(765) 447-5400
3614 E State Route 38
Lafayette, IN
Description
Firehouse Grille - As you might expect, the decor here is fireman-themed and, nicely enough, the food's extra spicy. The ambiance is casual.

El Paso
(765) 746-2795
136 Northwestern Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
El Paso - One of the things separating El Paso from most local Mexican joints is that it's open 24/7. That, and the low pricing, draws a heavy student crowd. The menu is a mix of American and Mexican flavors.

Little Mexico 2
(765) 447-0383
6 N Earl Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Little Mexico 2 - Authentic Mexican food at low prices, and the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere is a break from the collegiate scene.

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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