Cocktail Party Supplies Lafayette IN
The Egyptian Cafe
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
407 Union St
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,
Clubhouse Bar & Grill
827 S 6th St
Clubhouse Bar & Grill - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Clubhouse Bar & Grill 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.
400 S Sagamore Pkwy
CW Dandy's - Bar at the local Days Inn.
1035 N 6th St
Kooler Keg - The name tells you something: it's a simple bar, with no real frills, and a bit of a party crowd. The steak is a highlight.
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
Little Mexico 2
6 N Earl Ave
Little Mexico 2 - Authentic Mexican food at low prices, and the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere is a break from the collegiate scene.
1319 N 14th St
Spectators Pub 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 Spectators Pub
2603 Greenbush St
Filling Station - It serves cheap beers to a scruffy crowd, in a building next to a Burger King.
1802 Schuyler Ave
Overtime Tavern - Happy hour never looked so good. Overtime Tavern, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.
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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