Cocktail Party Supplies Santa Fe NM

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Santa Fe. 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.

Rooney's Tavern
(505) 984-9112
402 N Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Rooney's Tavern - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Rooney'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.

Swig
(505) 955-0400
135 W Palace, Level 3
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Swig - If you are from one of the coasts, or want to act like you are from one of the coasts, Swig is the best Santa Fe replication of an big city lounge. Unfortunately, that also includes coastal prices ($$$!). The current "in" place in Santa Fe featues pool tables, 4 color themed rooms, astro-turf-covered bathrooms, an Asian-themed menu, and good DJs--but, alas, no dance floor!

Evangelos Inc
(505) 982-9014
200 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Evangelos Inc - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Evangelos Inc, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Dragon Room Bar
(505) 984-0691
406 Old Santa Fe Trl
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Dragon Room Bar - Adjoining the well-known Pink Adobe Restaurant, the Dragon Room also has a small menu of its own. The bar is often loud and crowded, but it is a place to "see and be seen" and some locals argue that no spot better captures the soul of Santa Fe.

Garrett's Desert Inn
(505) 982-1851
311 Old Santa Fe Trl
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Garrett's Desert Inn - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Garrett's Desert Inn? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Paramount Night Club / Bar B
(505) 982-8999
331 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Paramount Night Club / Bar B - This versatile spot is the premier dance club in Santa Fe. The club hosts themed nights and DJs. It also serves a short menu of pizzas, sandwiches, and salads which you can have delivered to your home. (Not bad for a trendy nightspot.) Adjoining is the alternative lifestyle-friendly Bar B decked out in swanky red velvet and offering some more bohemian pleasures like poetry reading and live jazz.

Lobby Lounge
(505) 988-5531
211 Old Santa Fe Trl
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Lobby 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 Lobby Lounge

Cowgirl Hall of Fame
(505) 982-2565
319 S Guadelupe St
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Cowgirl Hall of Fame - Locals and tourists alike congregate at this cowgirl-themed watering hole for southwestern food and a variety of indoor and outdoor live music. Locals enjoy the friendly service all year round. This cozy spot keeps patrons through the winter by its barside fireplace.

Second Chance Saloon Inc
(505) 984-0600
110 Don Gaspar Ave
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Second Chance Saloon Inc - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Second Chance Saloon Inc, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Cheeks
(505) 473-5259
2841 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM
Description
Cheeks - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Cheeks caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

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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