Cocktail Party Supplies West Springfield MA

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in West Springfield. 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.

Breaker's Billiards & Brews
(413) 736-6834
1270 Memorial Ave
West Springfield, MA
Description
Breaker's Billiards & Brews - Here's the problem with most bars: the vibe sometimes dies around 1am. Luckily for you, when most bars are sweeping up the floors and closing shop, Breaker's Billiards & Brews kicks it into another gear. The place usually keeps it going 'til way late-guaranteeing a late and out-of-control night.

Geraldine's Lounge
(413) 736-3786
1519 Elm St
West Springfield, MA
Description
Geraldine's Lounge - If rockin out is your thing and you don't much care for tap beer, then Geraldine's is your place. They feature cover bands all weekend, with metal on Sunday, Rock on Saturday, Latin music on Friday and hip hop on Thursday. So bring an few bucks for beers and boogie down.

City Line Cafe
(413) 788-4843
9 Rimmon Ave
Springfield, MA
Description
City Line Cafe - Need a place for a first date? City Line Cafe, located at [Address], might do the trick. The ambiance is comfortable and a little sexy, so you should be setting the right mood. Either way, the food ain't bad.

B Bar
(413) 533-2598
16 Bolduc Ln
Chicopee, MA
Description
B Bar - Let's call it what it is. B Bar, at [Address], is a good place to pull. The crowd is good looking and the ambiance is sexy, so if you can't meet someone here, well, keep drinking and try again. Liquid courage always helps. Look, we're not guaranteeing anything, but at B Bar you should have plenty of options.

Buccaneer Lounge
(413) 786-0956
86 Maple St
Agawam, MA
Description
Buccaneer Lounge - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Buccaneer Lounge offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Mingle's Lounge
(413) 747-9939
1547 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA
Description
Mingle's Lounge - George Carlin used to say that all singles bars end in "s." He didn't figure on Mingles, which is a huge karaoke bar, but intriguingly is right next to a motel. So if you do hook up, there's somewhere to go.

Hoops Sport Bar & Grille
(413) 781-8750
1080 Riverdale St
West Springfield, MA
Description
Hoops Sport Bar & Grille - It's a toss-up: hit up TGIFridays and get the same ol' safe selection, or try Hoops Sport Bar & Grille and take a chance. It's your call. Though neither party could win in a battle royale de cuisine, neither is disappointing by any margin.

Zaffino's Restaurant & Lounge
(413) 781-0900
711 Dwight St
Springfield, MA
Description
Zaffino's Restaurant & Lounge - A fine place to wine and dine. Zaffino's Restaurant & Lounge isn't the cheapest, but the atmosphere more than makes up for the prices. Definitely a good place to relax. And if you can't ah...close the deal? Don't blame it on the restaurant.

Tic Toc Two
(413) 736-9378
690 Main St Ste 2
Springfield, MA
Description
Tic Toc Two - Known for its simple décor and good drinks, Tic Toc Two 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.

Naismith's
(413) 733-5107
211 Worthington St
Springfield, MA
 

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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