Cheap Booze?

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Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:40 pm

Starting to stock up for 2012.

Where have you found is the place or places to buy cheap booze? Have you ever found anywhere on line? How about coupons? I Plan on bringing about 10-20 bottles with.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Trishntek » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:45 pm

BevMo is good as is Trader Joe's

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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:48 pm

I need for sure-

Vodka
Blue Berry Vodka
Cake Vodka- AMAZING!!

Everclear (Apple pie)


That's what I know I will bring so far.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby BBadger » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:24 pm

I always thought that there is usually an overabundance of alcohol, and not enough mixers to make it palatable?
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Iago » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:06 pm

BBadger wrote:I always thought that there is usually an overabundance of alcohol, and not enough mixers to make it palatable?


I Agree with you BBadger, I always end up bringing back the hard stuff. I like Gin & Tonic for myself, but found bars don't want tonic water. What mixers are the most popular on the playa ? ? ? ? ?
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:09 pm

Bloody Mary mix, Margarita Mix, Cranberry...
Although, I'm not one of the powerhouse bartenders, so I mght have it wrong.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Snow » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:13 pm

BBadger wrote:I always thought that there is usually an overabundance of alcohol, and not enough mixers to make it palatable?
Pretty much how it always goes in my experience. On tuesday I was down to powdered gatorade to mix into my vodka with water. YUM!!!
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:25 pm

I read somewhere if you want to serve juice that you have to have a food vendors permit. That may be why? Not sure. But I will make sure to stock up on pop. I REALLY want to bring Jungle Juice and Apple Pie with me.
I will tell you... Cake Vodka I think is the gift from the gods! Pineapple Juice, Grenadine and Cake vodka.. Taste just like upside down Pineapple cake!

But yeah please fill me in what is good booze to bring with? This will be my first year and want to make some friends out there. Im kinda "shy" meaning its some what hard to just go up and talk to people. If they come up to me im fine.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Snow » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:30 pm

hmmmm pineapple upside down cake drink. I love pineapple upside down cake and I love vodka, but together kinda frightens me. I'm game to give it a try though. I'm sure I'll forget all about it by next year but I'd love to stop by for a taste.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:50 pm

I will take that as your RSVP! ;)
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:27 pm

Sam's Club liquor store is awesome and cheaper than anything else I've found.

$9 handles of Popov, $16 handles of Svedka, $27 handles of in-house "Grey Goose". I pretty much only drink vodka if I'm doing liquor, but there's a comparison for you. The other types are along those pricing lines too.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby BBadger » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:31 pm

Iago wrote:
BBadger wrote:I always thought that there is usually an overabundance of alcohol, and not enough mixers to make it palatable?


I Agree with you BBadger, I always end up bringing back the hard stuff. I like Gin & Tonic for myself, but found bars don't want tonic water. What mixers are the most popular on the playa ? ? ? ? ?


Tonic water is just awesome with ice as a drink. So refreshing! If you left some at our bar I'd certainly make use of it.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby junglesmacks » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:42 pm

Actually just yesterday I had this talk with someone about mixers on the playa and how there's always a shortage of them. Why dont bars just bring a shit ton of koolaid or other powdered drinks and an abundance of water? I'll take some red koolaid and vodka over ice any day out there.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:41 am

Note to self-

Red Kool-aide. No purple though! That shit is nasty!

How about tang and vodka? Crystal light and Vodka?Any good?

Sorry Vodka person here.

Everclear and pink lemonade is amazing!
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:47 am

Vodka mm yes..

IMHO the two best powdered drink mixers are "Incrediberry" Koolaid and Country Time lemonade. Ones got the sweet, the other the tart.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby BBadger » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:38 am

Pineapple juice and limeade are great mixers as well. Never thought about powdered drinks, alcoholic or not. That sounds good, and I can't believe I didn't think to have any during the burn.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Raymaker » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:09 am

our tipple this year was cheap vodka, it was like $7.00 for the bottle with Redbull, we had never drank it before and it wasn't planned, but we drank a glass or two to start the evening every day.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:49 am

We mixed up a couple gallons of tang and vodka for our camp and it was quite good as long as it was cold - tasted pretty vile when warm.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby lucky420 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:58 am

chilled CAke vodka and Cotton Candy vodka were quite a hit with Shot in the Dark as well as huckleberry vodka...

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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:06 am

I think I may just stick with 2 drinks?

Pineapple Upside down cake and Jungle Juice.

Yay or Nay?
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby mudpuppy000 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:10 pm

Don't forget the bakon vodka. hahaha.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby trilobyte » Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:30 pm

As I read the guidelines, a health permit is required if you're serving fresh juice (since it requires safe handling and clean food prep areas, etc). If you are serving things that are commercially pre-packaged and not temperature sensitive (ie pre-packaged juices sold off-the-shelf), no permit is needed.

On the cheap side, surf the sales/deals at places like BevMo, Costco, and local boozy distributors. In some areas, grocery stores are even known to have some great deals from time to time. Bonus points if you're able to surf deals and make it work to get something a step above the bottom-feeder hooch.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:33 pm

What are prices like at Smart & Final?
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Trishntek » Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:05 pm

Smart and Final is about the same a Von's or Rite Aid.

We came home with a case of Clamato Bloody Mary Mix and a case of Cuervo Margarita Mix. Rudra makes the best Mojitos and a wide variety of martini's along with all the common well drinks. I still have 4 bottles of absinthe and 6 bottles of limoncello. The Chambord disappeared,,,, funny how that happens.

We gave away almost a case of 2-buck-chuck and half a case of Limoncello. Monday and Tuesday after close, we had a sign up on the street, "Have Booze Need Smokes" that brought in some folks who struck camp right when that accident on I-80 caused a SEVEN HOUR drive to pavement. BMIR was telling everybody, but we were telling everyone who passed by in a loaded vehicle.

We not only got smokes Monday night, but a gourmet chef to prepare us some marvelous vittles from the left over shit in our coolers. PLUS they helped us finish striking camp the next day! Only on the playa.

Canned and bottled juices are fine to serve without needing a permit. trilobyte is correct about serving fresh fruits or even celery sticks in Bloody Mary's. Canned olives and onions are okay with martini's. No lime wedge with that gin & tonic unless you have a permit.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:26 pm

Nice then I'm good to go. It is going to be all off the shelf juice. I just need to find discounted cake vodka. That stuff is a bit pricey. The jungle juice is dirt cheap booze and everclear is cheap to. It sucks I cant buy 190 in Iowa or NV. only 150. ugg.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:27 pm

It's Nevada. What do you think?
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:30 pm

sorry had to update after I looked it up. 190 is not legal in iowa or NV. But 150 is.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Trishntek » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:44 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:Nice then I'm good to go. It is going to be all off the shelf juice. I just need to find discounted cake vodka. That stuff is a bit pricey. The jungle juice is dirt cheap booze and everclear is cheap to. It sucks I cant buy 190 in Iowa or NV. only 150. ugg.


https://www.wineanthology.com/c-540-vodka.aspx

This website may be of help to you. I've gotten bulk Chambord from them.
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby tattoogoddess » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:56 pm

ummm chambord! So good with red bull!

How is the shipping on there?
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Re: Cheap Booze?

Postby Trishntek » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:30 pm

IIRC, shipping was quick and even with shipping the Chambord was about $4 per bottle cheaper than anywhere else.
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