Cocktail Party Supplies West Lafayette IN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in West Lafayette. 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.

The Egyptian Cafe
(765) 743-0500
130 Northwestern Ave
West Laf, IN
 
CW Dandy's
(765) 447-4131
400 S Sagamore Pkwy
Lafayette, IN
Description
CW Dandy's - Bar at the local Days Inn.

Sportsman Bar
(765) 742-6321
644 Main St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Sportsman Bar - The alcohol and cigarettes are cheap, and there's a big jar filled with condoms. That's a strong hint that it's a gay pickup bar.

Little Mexico 2
(765) 447-0383
6 N Earl Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Little Mexico 2 - Authentic Mexican food at low prices, and the relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere is a break from the collegiate scene.

Spot Tavern
(765) 742-7989
409 S 4th St
Lafayette, IN
Description
Spot Tavern - 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.

Cafe Hookah
(765) 743-3636
135 South Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN
 
Burton's Bar
(765) 742-8727
2401 Schuyler Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Burton's Bar - Sports bar presenting karaoke on some nights of the week. The clientele is made up of local workers.

Champ's
(765) 447-3212
610 S Earl Ave
Lafayette, IN
Description
Champ's - The room devoted to pool tables is a major draw: otherwise, it's a no-frills sports bar catering to regulars.

BW-3
(765) 477-9325
3400 Teal Rd
Lafayette, IN
Description
BW-3 - BW-3's trademark is chicken wings in all varieties. However, they also have a long line of draft and bottled beer, and you can play NTN trivia, if that appeals to you.

Great Wall
(765) 447-0606
700 N Sagamore Pkwy
Lafayette, IN
Description
Great Wall - You'll get surprisingly authentic Chinese food here, in both buffet and menu options. It hosts many receptions and other social events.

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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