Cocktail Party Supplies Marion IA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Marion. 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.

Bill's Drinking Establishment
(319) 377-9067
1038 7th Ave
Marion, IA
Description
Bill's Drinking Establishment - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Bill's Drinking Establishment is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Bill's Drinking Establishment is more than able to oblige.

Horseless Carriage Lounge
(319) 377-2915
1899 7th Ave
Marion, IA
Description
Horseless Carriage Lounge - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Horseless Carriage Lounge 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.

J M O'Mally's
(319) 369-9433
1502 H Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
J M O'mally's - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, J M O'mally's, 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.

Deanoz
(319) 364-9706
3331 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Deanoz, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Deanoz.

Boston's Red Lion Pub
(319) 393-9858
3970 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Boston's Red Lion Pub - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Boston's Red Lion Pub is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Alibi
(319) 447-0455
620 Lindale Dr # 1
Marion, IA
Description
Alibi - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Alibi 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.

KATS Lounge
(319) 373-2747
740 10th St
Marion, IA
Description
Kats Lounge - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Kats Lounge is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.

Papa's
(319) 393-9378
89 N Center Point Rd
Hiawatha, IA
Description
Papa's, 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 Papa's

Cedar Brewing Co
(319) 378-9090
500 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Cedar Brewing Co - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Cedar Brewing Co, 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.

Moose Mc Duffy's
(319) 369-3917
834 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Description
Moose Mc Duffy's - If you're looking to kick back, Moose Mc Duffy's, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

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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