Cocktail Party Supplies Salem OR

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Salem. 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.

Magoo's Inc
(503) 363-5836
275 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
Description
Magoo's Inc - Happy hour never looked so good. Magoo's Inc, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Noble's Tavern
(503) 391-9737
1747 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Description
Noble's Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Noble's Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Free-Loader
(503) 363-2395
501 Lancaster Dr SE
Salem, OR
Description
Free-Loader, 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 Free-Loader.

Triangle
(503) 375-3191
3215 Liberty Rd S
Salem, OR
Description
Triangle - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Triangle makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Liberty Spirit
(503) 588-2739
2653 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR
Description
Liberty Spirit - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? Liberty Spirit is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, Liberty Spirit is more than able to oblige.

Pete's Place
(503) 581-7577
356 State St
Salem, OR
Description
Pete's Place - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Pete's Place 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.

AMF Firebird Lanes
(503) 581-1697
4303 Center St NE
Salem, OR
Description
Amf Firebird Lanes - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Amf Firebird Lanes makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Front Street Inn
(503) 362-2865
860 Front St NE
Salem, OR
Description
Front Street Inn, 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 Front Street Inn

Southside Speakeasy Brew Pub
(503) 378-0737
3529 Fairview Industrial Dr SE
Salem, OR
Description
Southside Speakeasy Brew Pub - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Southside Speakeasy Brew Pub? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Jammers Tavern
(503) 362-7494
1897 12th St SE
Salem, OR
Description
Jammers Tavern - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Jammers Tavern? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

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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