Cocktail Party Supplies Winona MN

Local resource for cocktail party supplies in Winona. 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.

Sloppy Joe's
(507) 452-9887
526 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Sloppy Joe's, 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 Sloppy Joe's.

Dan's Dugout
(507) 452-9793
579 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Dan's Dugout - Happy hour never looked so good. Dan's Dugout, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Ed's 500 Club
(507) 452-5212
500 W 5th St
Winona, MN
Description
Ed's 500 Club is the type of place you start off your night. The drinks are cheap and strong but the crowd isn't the type to get the party started. Grab a quick drink here and then head out to the real party. -Review of Ed's 500 Club

Cozy Corner Bar
(507) 457-3319
901 W 5th St
Winona, MN
Description
Cozy Corner Bar - Happy hour never looked so good. Cozy Corner Bar, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Swede's Bar
(507) 474-0600
252 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Swede's Bar - Twenty dollar cover? Nope. Celebrities? None. Swede's Bar 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.)

Mankato Bar
(507) 454-6529
477 Mankato Ave
Winona, MN
Description
Mankato Bar - Of the city's hundreds and hundreds of bars, Mankato Bar fits right in the middle of the bell curve - a place to hit with your buddies on the way to your ultimate destination. Not the ideal spot for fabulous, drunken debauchery, but it's a good as place as any to pre-drink.

Blanche's Tavern
(507) 452-9994
1000 E King St
Winona, MN
Description
Blanche's 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.

Gabby's Bar & Lounge
(507) 452-9236
179 E 3rd St
Winona, MN
Description
Gabby's Bar & Lounge - Happy hour never looked so good. Gabby's Bar & Lounge, located at [Address] caters to an anxious after-work crowd but once the drinks start coming, the ties start getting loose.

Poots Tavern
(507) 452-9952
579 E Wabasha St
Winona, MN
Description
Poots 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.

E B's Corner
(507) 452-5366
700 W 5th St
Winona, MN
Description
E B's Corner - You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. E B's Corner is the place you'd likely go to to watch that big game but you'll probably have so much fun, you'll stick around longer.

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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