Cocktail Party Supplies Saint Paul MN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Saint Paul. 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.

Pyramid Cafe
(763) 574-9999
4921 Centra Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN
 
Gluek's Restaurant & Bar
16 North 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Description
Brewery

Peacemakers
(612) 377-3345
2414 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN
 
Family Inn
(651) 222-6400
561 Edmund Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Family Inn - Happy hour never looked so good. Family Inn, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Lendways Bar
(651) 221-9962
609 W University Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Lendways Bar - Friendly, family-run bar around since 1937.

Yafa Grill Hookah Club
(763) 789-9232
4110 Centra Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
 
Big Marina Grill Deli (El Bustan)
(763) 571-7807
4755 Central Ave. NE
Columbia Heights, MN
 
Depot Bar
(651) 298-0099
241 E Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Depot Bar - Humble dive filled with smoke.

4th Street Station & THE LAB
(651) 298-0173
201 E 4th St
Saint Paul, MN
Description
4th Street Station & THE LAB - Be sure to check out the band list at this club before you go, lest you end up with a group of metal heads when you're more privy to a Jeff Buckley-inspired crowd. Once inside this art deco club, make a beeline to The Lab -- that's where all the bands play, Wednesday through Sunday.
Cross Street
Sibley Street

Sweetwater Grill & Bar
(651) 224-6373
161 St Anthony Ave
Saint Paul, MN
Description
Sweetwater Grill & Bar - Recently opened somewhat upscale bar at the Kelly Inn. Nine TVs and a patio with a good view of St. Paul.

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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