Cocktail Party Supplies Stony Brook NY

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Stony Brook. 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.

Station Pizza & Brew
(631) 751-5543
1099 N Country Rd
Stony Brook, NY
Description
Station Pizza & Brew - If you're looking to kick back, Station Pizza & Brew, 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.

Ropa Tavern
(631) 584-9639
268 Lake Ave
Saint James, NY
Description
Ropa Tavern - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Ropa Tavern, 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, Ropa Tavern will do the trick.

Jack Mc Carthy's Pub
(631) 467-9105
2582 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY
Description
Jack Mc Carthy's Pub - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Jack Mc Carthy's Pub 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.

Tara Inn
(631) 473-9602
1519 Main St
Port Jefferson, NY
Description
Tara Inn - There's not much to be said about the cocktails at [name]. They're not necessarily cheap, but they're as tasty as they are potent...a delicious and dangerous combination.

Molly Blooms
(631) 360-8169
43 E Main St
Smithtown, NY
Description
Molly Blooms - If you're trying to impress your date, Molly Blooms is the place to do it. The drinks are strong, the atmosphere laid back and welcoming. Grab a seat and check out the many specials Molly Blooms offers.

Tavern Puzzles
(631) 751-8960
1 Enterprise Dr
East Setauket, NY
Description
Tavern Puzzles - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Tavern Puzzles, 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, Tavern Puzzles will do the trick.

Cj Harlin
(631) 360-8584
655 Middle Country Rd
Saint James, NY
Description
Cj Harlin - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Cj Harlin? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Tommy's
(631) 473-8778
109 Main St
Port Jefferson, NY
Description
Tommy's - 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.

Becket's Pub
(631) 360-9692
127 Smithtown Blvd # 1
Nesconset, NY
Description
Becket's Pub - 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.

Jericho Pub
(631) 732-9745
600 Middle Country Rd
Selden, NY
Description
Jericho Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Jericho Pub, 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.

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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