Cocktail Party Supplies New Lenox IL

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in New Lenox. 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.

Hookah Time Cafe
(815) 836-8940
20653 Renwick Road
Crest Hill, IL
 
T J's
(815) 485-9815
222 W Maple St
New Lenox, IL
Description
T J's - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Just Judy's
(815) 726-3556
1827 E Washington St
Joliet, IL
Description
Just Judy's - Happy hour never looked so good. Just Judy's, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Gallagher's Pub
(815) 478-9803
160 E North St
Manhattan, IL
Description
Gallagher's Pub, 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 Gallagher's Pub

Jim's Place Too
(708) 301-4411
13001 W 143rd St
Homer Glen, IL
Description
Jim's Place Too 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 Jim's Place Too

Friends Cafe and Lounge
(708) 671-1270
11015 S.Harlem Ave
Worth, IL
 
The Ven U
(815) 726-0100
22 West Cass Street
Joliet, IL
 
Mac's Tap
(815) 722-8781
607 Algonquin St
Joliet, IL
Description
Mac's Tap - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Mac's Tap? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

New Image
(815) 469-1053
7815 W Lincoln Hwy
Frankfort, IL
Description
New Image, 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 New Image

Carter's Place
(815) 838-7881
13 W 9th St
Lockport, IL
Description
Carter's Place, 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 Carter's Place.

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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