Homemade Berry Liquor Bottling?
For those of you who have made homemade blueberry or raspberry (or whatever kind) liquor, where do you find bottles to put the liquor in? I'm planning on making raspberry liquor for Christmas gifts and can't seem to find bottles to put the liquor in at craft stores. I'm looking for something smaller than a regular sized wine bottle, maybe 1/2 the size in clear glass. Any suggestions from those who have done this???
Beer- & Wine-making establishments will have some nice ones. You probably have some someplace local, but here is one online with some nice bottles:
This is a very nice-looking half-size, clear, that lets the liqueur shows through:
Don't forget corks! The "T-Tops" are great for gifts, no cork-puller needed and they're "re-sealable"
Granted, you can go with screw-caps, but the bottles aren't as nice and the final product isn't as nice. IMHO
To finish the bottles, these PVC Bottle Seals shrink-wrap over the cork, and are a must for gifts:
And if you use them, get a "Fast-Seal" tool. If you want a great finish on those PVC wrappers, or if you're going to do more than a half-dozen, you really want this little tool. Saves burnt fingers, too.
Clear glass 375's, screw-top:
Careful with clear glass though. The natural colors of berries don't take well to exposure to light and can go brown and nasty quickly... on the other hand if you're giving away 375 ml sizes, I am sure it will get consumed quickly.