Cocktail Party Supplies Salem MA
59 Putnam St.
Salem Beer Works
278 Derby St
Salem Beer Works, 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 Salem Beer Works
30 Warren St
Warren Lunch - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Warren Lunch 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.
Smuggler's Cove Pub
826 Washington St
Smuggler's Cove Pub, 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 Smuggler's Cove Pub
50 Walnut St
Gregory's Lounge - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Gregory's Lounge, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.
83 Main St.
Front Street Coffeehouse
20 Front St
Front Street Coffeehouse - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.
Collins Colonial Cafe Inc
168 Main St
Collins Colonial Cafe Inc - It has it all: a swank atmosphere, attractive crowd, and cheap drinks. Okay, okay, so maybe it doesn't have cheap drinks, but Collins Colonial Cafe Inc is still a solid lounge. Not really a dance club, per se, but perfect more a more upscale option.
144 Washington St
Buddha's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Buddha's Tavern 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.
160 Franklin St
Hogans Ii - Happy hour never looked so good. Hogans Ii, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.
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.
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.
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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