Cocktail Party Supplies Washington DC

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Washington. 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.

Chi-Cha Hookah Lounge
(202) 234-8400
624 U Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Coyote Ugly
(202) 589-0016
717 6th St. NW
Washington, DC
 
Queen's Cafe
2405 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Prince of Adams Morgan
2400 18th Street NW
Washington , DC
 
Prince Cafe of the Harbor
1042 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC
 
AGAINN
1099 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Description
Gastro Pub

Gazuza
1629 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
 
Soussi
(202) 299-9313
2228 18th Street NW
Washington, DC
 
Habaq Bistro
(202) 265-0965
1336 U St. NW
Washington , DC
 
Prince Cafe of Georgetown
(202) 625-6400
3205 Prospect St. N.W.
Washington, DC
 

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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