MSP/StP - where can I get empty 300-500ml bottles for homemade liqueur?
I stumbled on a great cranberry liqueur recipe in Cooking Light and would like to put that liqueur into smaller bottles to give away. And this venture into liqueur making whets my appetite to try my hand at maybe a ginger infused liqueur and other liqueurs.
Question - where is a good place to get a case of glass decorative bottles with a cork or top that would hold between 300-500 ml (up to 8 - 10 oz) that I could decorate and give away? I tried some of the craft stores - Michaels and Joann Fabrics and they don't seem to be set up for that.
Any other ideas of specialty places where I can get them for between the $2.50 - $4.00 per bottle range would be appreciated.
Brew stores would get you a couple different sizes of brown beer type bottles. Plus the metal caps. You could also get the style with the porcelain plug with the bail. Midwest Brewing in St Louis Park, Northern Brewery in St. Paul are the two that I've gone to. There are other brew/wine stores in the metro.
The Wedge (or probably any of the other co-ops that sell liquids in bulk) has glass bottles. Kitchen Window in Minneapolis also has glass bottles that I used to bottle some limoncello I made. Unfortunately, I am not sure of the exact pricing on the bottles. I think both places might be a little higher than your goal, but not by a lot...
I've purchased some very nice swing-top stopper bottles at Home Goods...often you can find them in larger craft stores as well.
The recycle bin really is one way you can't go wrong though!