Good Things in Small Packages

September 2, 2008 | By | Comments (3)

I love experimenting at home with new recipes and new techniques.  Unfortunately, my whims are not always in line with my budget. I am always searching for economical ways to indulge my creative side.

One of my favorite money saving tricks has been using mini-bottles of liquor.

One mini-bottle measures 50 ml, which equals 1/4 cup liquid measure. Ounce for ounce, buying larger sizes of bourbon, rum, brandy, etc. is certainly cheaper. However, if you are experimenting with a liquor you are not sure you will enjoy, or will only use sparingly in a few recipes, minis present a great way to save money.

Some package stores carry miniature sizes of more exotic fare such as flavored vodkas or liqueurs. Small samples of unusual flavors offer a great way to separate treat from tragedy without a large investment.

There are many delicious ways to use spirits in cooking, from deglazing a pan to finishing a sauce, drizzling over ice cream, or simply stirring a splash into an after-dinner java.

Thanks to mini-bottles, you can have fun without breaking the bank.


  1. Gordon

    Thanks to mini-bottles, you can have fun without breaking the bank.

    February 22, 2011 at 1:24 am
  2. Jack Kuober

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    January 5, 2011 at 12:36 am
  3. HVK

    Oh, wow. What a GREAT idea. Now I won’t have to spend the $$ on that big bottle of Grand Marnier when I get a crepe-craving!

    September 2, 2008 at 3:38 pm

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