Cocktail Party Supplies Norwich CT

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Norwich. 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.

Babes Cafe
(860) 859-9843
88 Boswell Ave
Norwich, CT
Description
Babes Cafe - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Babes Cafe is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Babes Cafe is more than able to oblige.

Billy Wilson's Ageing Still
(860) 887-8733
57 Broadway
Norwich, CT
Description
Billy Wilson's Ageing Still - Think of Billy Wilson's Ageing Still as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Village Lounge
(860) 886-5743
Route 165
Preston, CT
Description
Village 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 Village Lounge

Lucky's Lounge
(860) 862-5825
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd
Uncasville, CT
Description
Lucky's Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Lucky's Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Caribbean Bar & Restaurant
(860) 423-1535
451 Main
Windham, CT
Description
Caribbean Bar & Restaurant - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Caribbean Bar & Restaurant, 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.

Shooters Bar & Grill
(860) 889-0877
458 Main St
Norwich, CT
Description
Shooters Bar & Grill - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Shooters Bar & Grill, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Shooters Bar & Grill will do the trick.

Wilson's Saloon
(860) 859-2477
78 Franklin St
Norwich, CT
Description
Wilson's Saloon - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Wilson's Saloon kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Side Track Cafe
(860) 376-1552
12 S Main St
Jewett City, CT
Description
Side Track Cafe 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 Side Track Cafe

C J's Saloon
(860) 464-5564
1598 Route 12
Gales Ferry, CT
Description
C J's Saloon - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? C J's Saloon 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.

Silk Stockings
(860) 448-1077
403 Route 12
Groton, CT
Description
Silk Stockings - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Silk Stockings, 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.

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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