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Dropper bottles for homemade bitters

StriperGuy Nov 10, 2010 08:37 AM

Just thought I would share this great source from ebay for VERY cheap dropper bottles for homemade bitters, etc. Got a dozen 2 oz bottles including shipping for $10! Wow.

http://stores.ebay.com/bottlesupplymart

  1. Up With Olives Nov 17, 2010 12:24 PM

    On this subject, if anyone knows of replacement cork/spouts for vintage bitters bottles (the tiny mouth ones), I will be very, very happy. Perhaps they will have to remain decorative.

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    1. re: Up With Olives
      JMF Nov 18, 2010 06:55 AM

      If you show a photo, I may be able to recommend a source.

      1. re: JMF
        Up With Olives Nov 20, 2010 01:32 PM

        Here are the beauties ~

         
    2. JMF Nov 11, 2010 05:39 AM

      I use specialtybottles.com. Great prices and great range of bottle types.

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      1. re: JMF
        StriperGuy Nov 11, 2010 06:22 AM

        Their shipping prices are brutal though... $13 to ship a dozen bottles...

        1. re: StriperGuy
          JMF Nov 12, 2010 06:55 AM

          I always buy in quantity, so shipping is less, but their shipping is high. But the Boston bottles they have are really great. I use them for giving out samples of my prototypes, and for carrying syrups, tinctures, etc. when I am giving seminars, demonstrations,, and bartending at large events like bar shows and schools. I get both droppers and atomizer tops for them so I can pour, spray, or drop out the product as appropriate.

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        Jenny Ondioline Nov 10, 2010 11:13 AM

        Alternatively, you could probably go to your locally-owned pharmacy (Striper: locally I'd try Skendarian, between Inman and Harvard) and get empty glass dropper bottles for an equivalent price.

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        1. re: Jenny Ondioline
          StriperGuy Nov 10, 2010 12:19 PM

          Hmmm good suggestions.

          1. re: StriperGuy
            aphonik Nov 11, 2010 05:13 PM

            Also, I know that the Boston Shaker in Davis Square carries dropper bottles. I've bought a few there but can't recall the price off the top of my head. Likely they'll charge a bit more than the place you mentioned above but it's a great little store and definitely worth a visit for cocktail enthusiasts. http://www.thebostonshaker.com/

            1. re: aphonik
              StriperGuy Nov 12, 2010 12:25 AM

              Should've thought of that. Thanks.

              1. re: aphonik
                yarm Nov 12, 2010 09:24 AM

                I know he ordered more (2 and 4 ouncers) since I was there when he did about two weeks ago. Also small spritzer bottles to do mists.

                http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/

                1. re: yarm
                  StriperGuy Nov 12, 2010 10:04 AM

                  Cool, thanks.

          2. EvergreenDan Nov 10, 2010 09:46 AM

            The one description I read did not indicate whether it was food-safe for not. Could that be an issue? I think personally I'd prefer glass with a dropper, like the Bittermens bottles. I now vastly prefer that to the dasher because I have a lot more control.

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            1. re: EvergreenDan
              StriperGuy Nov 10, 2010 10:03 AM

              I have a bunch of bottles with eye droppers but find it a pain. I do agree glass is better. I showed the bottles I got to a chemist and he said they looked like polypropylene to him which is pretty tough stuff and resistant to alcohol.

              1. re: StriperGuy
                StriperGuy Nov 11, 2010 04:24 AM

                Turns out they are totally impervious to alcohol and perfect for dropping just the right amount into a cocktail. Great bottles.

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