Cocktail Party Supplies South Bend IN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in South Bend. 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.

The Mark Dine & Tap
1234 Eddy Street
South Bend, IN
Description
Gastro Pub

Victory Bar
(574) 289-5212
907 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
Victory Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Victory Bar 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.

C J's Pub Inc
(574) 233-5981
417 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
C J's Pub Inc - Want to throw a huge party with 300 of your closest friends? C J's Pub Inc is probably not the place to do it. But if you're interested in grabbing a quick drink and possibly some bar food, C J's Pub Inc is more than able to oblige.

Knockers
(574) 289-0066
117 W South St
South Bend, IN
Description
Knockers - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Knockers caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Tapit
(574) 289-0742
1116 S Main St
South Bend, IN
Description
Tapit - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Tapit 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.

Vickie's
(574) 232-4090
112 W Monroe St
South Bend, IN
Description
Vickie's, 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 Vickie's.

Madison Oyster Bar
(574) 288-3776
129 N Main St
South Bend, IN
Description
Madison Oyster Bar - Think of Madison Oyster Bar as a guaranteed hangover. And we mean that in the best possible way. Located at [Address], it's open all night, so it's a pretty good bet that you're going to be feeling it the next morning. Enjoy the late-night debauchery, but drink lots of water and pop some Advil.

Albert's Tavern
(574) 287-3856
501 Lincoln Way W
South Bend, IN
Description
Albert's Tavern, 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 Albert's Tavern

Glo Worm Lounge
(574) 237-9161
720 S Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
Glo Worm Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Glo Worm Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Mc Cormick's Coney Island Bar
(574) 289-8031
125 N Michigan St
South Bend, IN
Description
Mc Cormick's Coney Island Bar - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Mc Cormick's Coney Island Bar 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.

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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