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Place to buy little bottles for homemade hooch

gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 02:05 PM

Hey

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!

Chow!

Susie

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    chutney RE: gourmandadventurer 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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      gourmandadventurer RE: chutney Oct 17, 2008 03:39 PM

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

      http://www.worldmarket.com/lev/4/prod...

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

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        chutney RE: gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 04:13 PM

        very nice!

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      chutney RE: gourmandadventurer 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 RE: gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 03:04 PM

        What size exactly, shot size or bigger, 4, 6, 8 oz?
        http://www.specialtybottle.com/index....

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          adamshoe RE: gourmandadventurer 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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            gourmandadventurer RE: adamshoe 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 RE: gourmandadventurer Oct 17, 2008 06:33 PM

            What about Rainbow Grocery or Smart and Final?

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              trebo RE: gourmandadventurer 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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                gourmandadventurer RE: trebo 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 RE: gourmandadventurer 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 RE: gourmandadventurer Oct 18, 2008 09:56 AM

                  a fun site:

                  http://www.specialtybottle.com/

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