Cocktail Party Supplies Westminster MD

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Westminster. 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.

Ernie's Place
(410) 857-1551
90 W Main St
Westminster, MD
Ernie's Place, located at [Address], is your garden variety pub. It's not going to win any raves of "Hottest. Bar. Ever.," but it's a serviceable place to relax and unwind. Just keep your expectations grounded. And there's something to be said for beers that cost less than $14 bucks. Review of Ernie's Place.

Albanstown Inn
(410) 374-3314
18720 Brick Store Rd
Hampstead, MD
Albanstown Inn - Sometimes you just don't want to pay $12 for a drink. On those nights, head out to Albanstown Inn, located at [Address]. And while they may be cheaper, they're definitely not weaker.

Hunter's Inn
(717) 359-8536
36 S Queen St
Littlestown, PA
Hunter's Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Hunter's Inn, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Niki's Sports Nook
(717) 632-9494
215 Carlisle St
Hanover, PA
Niki's Sports Nook - 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.

Centennial Inn
(717) 633-9391
2801 Centennial Rd
Hanover, PA
Centennial Inn - 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.

Clay Pipe Brewing Co
(410) 871-9333
1203 New Windsor Rd
Westminster, MD
Clay Pipe Brewing Co - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Clay Pipe Brewing Co 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.)

Two Mile Inn
(717) 359-9919
4644 Baltimore Pike
Littlestown, PA
Two Mile Inn - If you need a place to unwind after another week of mindless TPS reports, Two Mile Inn, located at [Address], might just do the trick. Pretty barebones and without fanfare, but the prices are reasonable and there's no hassle at the door.

Linden House
(717) 633-6591
209 Linden Ave
Hanover, PA
Linden House - True, it might not be as cheap as a dive bar, but Linden House offers an upscale ambience with a laid back vibe. Located at [Address], it's a good "middle-tier" nightlife option.

Winner's Circle
(717) 632-8128
5 E Walnut St
Hanover, PA
Winner's Circle - If you're planning on wearing sneakers, hoodies or any other casual apparel, you should probably go to another lounge. Winner's Circle, located at [Address] prides itself on being selective at the door. So if you don't look good, you probably aren't getting in.

Rendezvous Lounge
(717) 637-6099
907 W Elm Ave
Hanover, PA
Rendezvous Lounge - If you're looking to kick back, Rendezvous Lounge, 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.

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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