Cocktail Party Supplies Lake Charles LA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Lake Charles. 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.

Rikenjaks Brewing Co
(337) 433-1514
333 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Rikenjaks Brewing Co - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Rikenjaks Brewing Co? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Triangle Club
(337) 491-9709
2109 Graham St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Triangle Club - Plush seating and good music gives Triangle Club a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.

Val's
(337) 562-9731
3008 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Val's - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Val's, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Mansion
(337) 433-8661
2336 Broad St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Mansion - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Mansion, 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.

Lamplighter Lounge
(337) 436-8987
1906 N Martin Luther King Hwy
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Lamplighter Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Lamplighter Lounge

LA Normandie Lounge
(337) 494-7181
2200 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
La Normandie Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. La Normandie Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Bottle Shop
(337) 479-2349
1028 E Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Bottle Shop - Let's call it what it is. Bottle Shop, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Bottle Shop you should have plenty of options.

Martinis
(337) 494-1454
2116 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Martinis - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Martinis, 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.

Crystal's
(337) 433-5457
112 W Broad St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Crystal's - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Crystal's, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Old Town Tavern
(337) 430-0330
2801 Kirkman St
Lake Charles, LA
Description
Old Town Tavern - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Old Town Tavern makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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