Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

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Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by Kelsier » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:41 pm

Excited for my first burn and am looking forward to camping at Hushville.

I was thinking of bring mixers to gift to the local bars. In order to save space and gift the mixers at an extra-cold state I was planning on freezing the bottles of juice (or whatever) and using them like frozen water jugs in my cooler. This would be an alternative to using frozen juice concentrates (which could still be an option).

To keep the bottles intact during the freezing process, I'd have to pour a little out to make room for expansion. Does this pre-opening of the bottles prevent the bars from being able to use them in adherence with permit and safety handling requirements? I can always bring unopened room (playa) temperature mixers, but I thought pre-chilled drinks would be nice later in the week.
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Re: Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:57 am

I would much rather accept an unopened room-temp container than a cold but opened one. In fact I'd never accept that. People have ice.
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Re: Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by AntiM » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:31 am

Very few people, and fewer bars, will accept an open container from someone they do not know. Frozen concentrates which require mixing? Not so great. Messy and fussy, and requires them to use their water.

We bring shelf stable juice in bottles, unchilled. One of those and a gift bag of ice go much farther for a bar. We are freezing juice pouches, but those are single serve.

Hey, we're in Hushville too!

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Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:06 am

Wouldn't it be easier to do what Barbie Death Village does and simply bring a large container of liquid nitrogen? That will freeze anything from grapes to gin in a matter of seconds. Problem solved!

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Re: Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by Sham » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:19 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:I would much rather accept an unopened room-temp container than a cold but opened one. In fact I'd never accept that. People have ice.
The Captain is right on the mark. Only sealed bottles or containers should ever be offered to a bar. We could explain why, but that would really be a waste of time. :shock:

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Post by Madgirl » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:23 am

Ditto what everyone else has said. If you want to gift cold drinks, do unopened mixers and a bag of ice to go with.
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Re: Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by Kelsier » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:03 am

Thanks for the feedback. Makes sense, without knowing the source an open / tampered with beverage container could cause ... "Problems." I'll just save the frozen ones for camp enjoyment and bring extras for gifting.

I look forward to meeting you on playa AntiM. Reading your posts over the last year or two is one of the reasons I learned of and chose Hushville. :D
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Re: Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by Kelsier » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:15 pm

What if I write on the bottle "Contains no Roofies!"
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Re: Gifting Frozen (ish) mixers

Post by AntiM » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:33 am

Kelsier wrote:Thanks for the feedback. Makes sense, without knowing the source an open / tampered with beverage container could cause ... "Problems." I'll just save the frozen ones for camp enjoyment and bring extras for gifting.

I look forward to meeting you on playa AntiM. Reading your posts over the last year or two is one of the reasons I learned of and chose Hushville. :D
Whoot! We'll be neighbors!

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