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Place to buy little bottles for homemade hooch

gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 02:05 PM


Can you think of a good SF or Oakland store (aside from Cost Plus and Sur La Table) to buy little bottles for my homemade liqueur? The cheapah the bettah!



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    chutney Oct 17, 2008 02:50 PM

    sunburst bottles
    specialty bottles or
    even cost plus
    california glass but they have a high minimum!

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    1. re: chutney
      gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 03:39 PM

      All great ideas. I'm thinking this size or smaller.


      Sur La Table had some but they had those rubber stopper Grolsch type tops. I'll check out those places you mentioned. Thanks :)

      1. re: gourmandadventurer
        chutney Oct 17, 2008 04:13 PM

        very nice!

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      chutney Oct 17, 2008 02:52 PM

      sorry i should have read that more thoroughly - let me give it some more thought (i'm too tired to be posting today!)

      1. wolfe Oct 17, 2008 03:04 PM

        What size exactly, shot size or bigger, 4, 6, 8 oz?

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          adamshoe Oct 17, 2008 03:29 PM

          Try your favorite watering hole or resto. especially if they use the small dessert-wine type bottles. I used to save bottles for one of our regs.@ my resto. who paid a buck-a-bottle for them. (Generous soul that I am, I refused payment, though now....I sure could use a few extra dollars...) Adam

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          1. re: adamshoe
            gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 03:37 PM

            ooooh awesome idea!! I actually did put some in Straus cream sized bottles but I'm actually looking for a little smaller, gift size. Thanks for the idea!

          2. farmersdaughter Oct 17, 2008 06:33 PM

            What about Rainbow Grocery or Smart and Final?

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              trebo Oct 17, 2008 09:41 PM

              I made limoncello last year and had the same problem as you do. I was looking for 750ml bottles with attached stoppers. I found them for $9 each, which was silly. BUT at the same store (CostPlus) I found some weird French soda in the exact same bottles on sale for $1.75 each. I bought a whole shopping cart full.

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              1. re: trebo
                gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 10:22 PM

                Smart. I actually have limoncello but not a ton, so I am going to put it in small bottles as gifts. I'll check out some smaller sized soda bottles. That could be cute.

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                debby Oct 17, 2008 11:35 PM

                You might want to try the Container Store in San Francisco or the Crate and Barrel outlet in Berkeley.

                1. Sarah Oct 18, 2008 09:56 AM

                  a fun site:


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