Cocktail Party Supplies South Portland ME

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in South Portland. 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 Purple Caterpillar
10 Exchange Street
Portland, ME
 
Commercial Street Pub
(207) 772-9414
129 Commercial St
Portland, ME
Description
Commercial Street Pub - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, Commercial Street Pub is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Paul & Val's Firehouse Tavern
(207) 772-0124
929 Congress St
Portland, ME
Description
Paul & Val's Firehouse Tavern - If you're looking to kick back, Paul & Val's Firehouse Tavern, located at [Address], is a safe bet. It's not the kind of place that's going to break your wallet, so that's more you have left over for happy hour.

Doug Cole
(207) 773-1570
434 Fore St
Portland, ME
Description
Doug Cole - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Doug Cole, 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, Doug Cole will do the trick.

Oasis
(207) 756-8787
42 Wharf St
Portland, ME
Description
Oasis - If you have to work the next morning, we bet a thousand bucks you're going to call in sick. That's because Oasis, at [Address], is open all night. So the odds of you getting a good night sleep are closed to zilch - we predict you stumbling home around 8am and flopping into bed, forgetting to brush your teeth. And nothing wrong with that.

Bubba's Sulky Lounge
(207) 772-9143
2 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Description
Bubba's Sulky Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Bubba's Sulky Lounge, 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 Bubba's Sulky Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Industry
(207) 879-0865
50 Wharf St
Portland, ME
Description
Industry - Dress up. Industry 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.

Breakaway Tavern
(207) 541-4804
35 India St
Portland, ME
Description
Breakaway Tavern - Dress up. Breakaway Tavern 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.

Shipyard Brewery
(207) 761-0807
75 Newbury St
Portland, ME
Description
Shipyard Brewery - Beer, liquor and all other booze-it all ends up in the same place. If you're looking for a decent fueling station with moderate prices, [name] is right on the money.

Blackstone's
(207) 775-2885
6 Pine St
Portland, ME
Description
Blackstone's - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Blackstone's makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

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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