Cocktail Party Supplies Sparks NV

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Sparks. 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.

Dog House
(775) 358-6868
1450 E Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Dog House - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Dog House? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Elbow Room Bar
(775) 356-9799
2002 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Elbow Room Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Elbow Room Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Buffalo Bar
(775) 359-0286
1114 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Buffalo Bar - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Buffalo Bar, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

50 Yard Line Bar & Grill
(775) 358-8848
400 S Rock Blvd
Sparks, NV
Description
50 Yard Line Bar & Grill - Maybe you'll see Norm in the corner. Or Cliff sitting next to him. Maybe Sam behind the bar. Yep, 50 Yard Line Bar & Grill is that comfortable, cozy neighborhood bar - the kind where the bartender seems to know everyone who walks through the door.

Donley's Irish Pub
(775) 356-0299
2174 Greenbrae Dr
Sparks, NV
Description
Donley's Irish Pub - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Donley's Irish Pub is located at [Address]. Just make sure you dress up a little, as it's not quite the frat bar you're used to from college.

Pure Country
(775) 331-4441
1955 Oddie Blvd
Sparks, NV
Description
Pure Country - Think of Pure Country 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.

Driftwood Lounge
(775) 358-4477
670 Greenbrae Dr
Sparks, NV
Description
Driftwood Lounge - Let's call it what it is. Driftwood 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 Driftwood Lounge you should have plenty of options.

Luckie's Sports Bar & Deli
(775) 331-3321
608 E Prater Way
Sparks, NV
Description
Luckie's Sports Bar & Deli - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Luckie's Sports Bar & Deli, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Victorian Saloon
(775) 358-4778
908 Victorian Ave
Sparks, NV
Description
Victorian Saloon - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Victorian Saloon makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Sidelines Bar & Grill
(775) 355-1030
1237 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV
Description
Sidelines Bar & Grill - Let's call it what it is. Sidelines Bar & Grill, 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 Sidelines Bar & Grill you should have plenty of options.

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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