Cocktail Party Supplies Virginia Beach VA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Virginia Beach. 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.

Croc's
620 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA
 
Rainbow Cactus Co
(757) 368-0441
3472 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Rainbow Cactus Co - So you want to get a table? Be prepared to shell out some cash. Rainbow Cactus Co caters to the upscale crowd so you better make sure you're ready to roll.

Foxy Ladies
(757) 468-1587
1425 Lynnhaven Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Foxy Ladies - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Foxy Ladies, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Red Baron Inn
(757) 425-0385
236 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Red Baron Inn - They could have easily filmed a scene from "Sex in the City" here. With its posh décor and sexy, dimly-lit interior, Red Baron Inn makes for a killer date spot. Located at [Address], it's a little classier than the pub down the corner.

Gil's Bar & Grill
(757) 468-9196
3208 Holland Rd # 115
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Gil's Bar & Grill - If you're trying to impress your date, Gil's Bar & Grill 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 Gil's Bar & Grill offers.

Nazef Char Grille
(757) 622-4500
806 Harrington Ave.
Norfolk, VA
 
Picasso's
(757) 554-0594
544 Newtown Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Picasso's - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Picasso's, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

Sugar N Spice Go-Go Bar
(757) 428-6236
1732 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Sugar N Spice Go-Go Bar - Dress up. Sugar N Spice Go-Go Bar 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.

Shannon Chris Corp
(757) 425-0284
1724 Potters Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Shannon Chris Corp - In need of a quick drink without the hassle of a doorman? Shannon Chris Corp 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.

Shakespeares Late
(757) 437-2666
1069 19th St
Virginia Beach, VA
Description
Shakespeares Late - So it's midnight. You're still feeling it. You're still buzzed. Why go home? You don't have to. Shakespeares Late, located at [Address], is open well after normal closing-time, so you can keep the vibe going until it's scandalously past your bedtime.

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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