Cocktail Party Supplies Royal Oak MI

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Royal Oak. 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.

Cheers Cafe
30553 Dequindre Rd
Madison Heights, MI
 
Cafe Mocha
33166 Ryan Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 
Byblos Cafe and Grill
87 West Palmer Street
Detroit, MI
 
Double Apple Cafe
(313) 274-7424
25038 W Warren St.
Dearborn Heights, MI
 
Memphis Smoke
(248) 543-4300
100 S Main St
Royal Oak, MI
Description
Memphis Smoke - Who needs a House of Blues when you have smoke in the area. The best place around to come for real blues and an authentic Memphis night out. Hungry? try some of their tasty BBQ.

Beirut Palace
2095 Fifteen Mile Road
Sterling Heights, MI
 
India Palace
(517) 336-4150
340 Albert Ave.
East Lansing, MI
 
Midnight Cafe
(313) 846-7888
4624 Greenfield Rd
Dearborn, MI
 
Parisian Bistro and Hookah Lounge
22023 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 
Sky Club
(248) 543-1964
404 S Lafayette Drive
Royal Oak, MI
Description
Sky Club - The line to get in is long-mostly with suburbanites in semi-dressy clothes. Latin nights are especially good.

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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