Cocktail Party Supplies Simsbury CT

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Simsbury. 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.

Gemini's Cafe
(860) 658-9724
20 Tariffville Rd
Simsbury, CT
Description
Gemini's Cafe - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Gemini's Cafe kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Cleveland Cafe
(860) 246-6244
3019 Main St
Hartford, CT
Description
Cleveland Cafe - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Cleveland Cafe is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

Streich's Brewing Co
(860) 233-4545
53 Richard St
West Hartford, CT
Description
Streich's Brewing Co - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Streich's Brewing Co, looking nice will help. The crowd is attractive and the bartenders even more so. If you're looking for a nice spot to hang with friends and meet new (attractive) people, Streich's Brewing Co will do the trick.

Club Infiniti
(860) 728-1391
294 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Club Infiniti - Dress up. Club Infiniti isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Fly Pub
(860) 233-3005
831 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT
Description
Fly Pub - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Fly Pub is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Bling Bling Cafe
(860) 247-7444
817 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Bling Bling Cafe - Dress up. Bling Bling Cafe isn't necessarily "formal," per se, but it's sexy and sleek; this is the kind of place where if you're dressed like a tool, you'll stick out like a sore thumb. (Probably more than a sore thumb, actually-those don't really stand out when you think about it). The point is: it's a solid place. Bring your A-game.

Voodoo Rain Nightclub
(860) 246-7390
3155 Main St
Hartford, CT
Description
Voodoo Rain Nightclub - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Voodoo Rain Nightclub kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Amf Meadows Lanes
(860) 249-9696
135 W Service Rd
Hartford, CT
Description
Amf Meadows Lanes - Let's call it what it is. Amf Meadows Lanes, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at Amf Meadows Lanes you should have plenty of options.

Duffy's Bar & Grill
(860) 523-1392
281 Park Rd
West Hartford, CT
Description
Duffy's Bar & Grill - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Duffy's Bar & Grill, located at [Address], has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there's no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

Half Door
(860) 232-7827
270 Sisson Ave
Hartford, CT
Description
Half Door - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Half Door 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.

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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