Cocktail Party Supplies Trussville AL
1911 Gadsden Hwy
Velma's Place - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Velma's Place caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.
2284 County Road 12
Chappies Lounge - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Chappies Lounge 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.
1165 Huffman Rd
Mack's Place - Plush seating and good music gives Mack's Place a good name. The place usually gets filled up by midnight so come early if you want to designate an area for you and your friends.
3070 Valley Rd
Wildman's Lounge, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Wildman's Lounge
3431 Vanderbilt Rd
Hangout Lounge - Why go to bed when you can have another drink? At Hangout Lounge, located at [Address], the party marches into the late, late hours, as they have one of the best all-night parties. Of course, this could mean some serious pain the next morning (or, more likely, the next afternoon.) Don't say we didn't warn you.
Yellow Rose Woody's Inc
800 Gadsden Hwy
Yellow Rose Woody's Inc - Think of Yellow Rose Woody's Inc 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.
2408 Carson Rd # A
Bubba's Pub - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Bubba's 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.
730 Parkway Dr NE
Office Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Office Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.
Central Club Inc
723 Lawley Ave NE
Central Club Inc - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Central Club Inc makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.
7502 5th Ave N
Airport Inn, located at [Address], has a smooth and chill vibe. It's not the kind of place where you'll be dancing on tables, but it's no dive bar, either. A good mix of laid-back décor and casual comfort. -Review of Airport Inn
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.
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.
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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