Cocktail Party Supplies South Burlington VT

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in South Burlington. 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.

Magic Hat Brewing Co
(802) 658-2739
5 Bartlett Bay Rd
South Burlington, VT
Description
Magic Hat Brewing Co, 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 Magic Hat Brewing Co.

Track Side Tavern
(802) 655-9542
18 Malletts Bay Ave
Winooski, VT
Description
Track Side Tavern - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Track Side Tavern 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.

Green Man Tavern
(802) 655-9729
36 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Green Man Tavern - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Green Man Tavern is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Rasputin's
(802) 864-9324
163 Church St
Burlington, VT
Description
Rasputin's - Dress up. Rasputin's 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.

Waiting Room
(802) 862-3455
156 Saint Paul St
Burlington, VT
Description
Waiting Room - Now you have your cake and eat it too. Waiting Room, located at [Address], is a hybrid of both trendy-club and swank-lounge. Get there early and stay late; it's the kind of place where you can have an amazing drinks and then stay for the nightlife.

Higher Ground
(802) 654-8888
1 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Higher Ground - 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, Higher Ground kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Monkey Bar
(802) 655-4563
30 Main St
Winooski, VT
Description
Monkey Bar - Dress up. Monkey Bar 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.

135 Pearl
(802) 863-2343
135 Pearl St
Burlington, VT
Description
135 Pearl - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. 135 Pearl caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Metronome
(802) 865-4563
188 Main St
Burlington, VT
Description
Metronome - 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, Metronome kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Switchback Brewing Co
(802) 651-4114
160 Flynn Ave
Burlington, VT
Description
Switchback Brewing Co - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Switchback Brewing Co, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

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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