Cocktail Party Supplies Van Buren AR

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Van Buren. 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.

Oasis Tavern
(479) 782-2866
3215 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Oasis Tavern - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Oasis Tavern, 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.

Perry's Place
(479) 783-9417
3028 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Perry's Place, located at [Address], has an atmosphere that's bordering on dive. Don't take a date there-unless she's cool as hell and is super low-maintenance-but it's a good place to chill and unwind. -Review of Perry's Place

Cactus Club
(479) 783-9387
3028 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Cactus Club - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Cactus Club caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Lil Philly's
(479) 709-9933
3000 Midland Blvd
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Lil Philly's - While you don't need to be wearing a suit to get into Lil Philly's, 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, Lil Philly's will do the trick.

Village Pub
(479) 484-7808
3820 Meandering Way
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Village Pub - If you're trying to impress your date, Village Pub 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 Village Pub offers.

Little House
(479) 783-9909
2701 N 6th St
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Little House - If you're looking to kick back, Little House, 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.

Circle Inn
(479) 783-9637
634 Division St
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Circle Inn - Some bars are legendary. The kind of watering hole that you'll remember for most of your life. Circle Inn? It's not one of them. Located at [Address], it's pretty much your vanilla bar. Which isn't a bad thing.

Charlie's Place
(479) 785-1272
3400 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Charlie's Place - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Charlie's Place 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.

Suzie Q's
(479) 784-5159
707 N Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Suzie Q's - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Suzie Q's is nowhere near the pages of Us Weekly or TMZ, but hey, beer is beer, whiskey is whiskey. A friendly neighborhood bar where you can pretty much wear whatever the hell you want. (But leave the cargo-shorts at home.)

Rooster's Blues Bar
(479) 783-2625
801 Garrison Ave
Fort Smith, AR
Description
Rooster's Blues Bar - 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.

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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