Swing into 2016

swing top bottles

Today we are showcasing some of our favourite products, our swing stopper bottles. These are perennially popular with our customers for a number of uses, being both decorative and practical. The stoppers give the bottles a traditional look but are highly functional, providing an easy to operate and completely secure fastening which makes them suitable even for bottling carbonated drinks.

Swing top bottles at Wares of Knutsford

Our range includes bottles in a number of sizes and in clear or coloured glass. Swing stopper bottles in clear glass start at a tiny 70ml and go up to one litre. They are available in a variety of designs including with faceted sides, with a handle, logo-embossed, square and in sloe gin styles. Coloured glass swing top bottles come in 250ml or one litre sizes in pink, green or blue glass. They are particularly popular at outdoor events such as weddings, children’s parties or summer barbecues. The secure fastening makes them ideal for transporting drinks for picnics and other portable feasts, and the bottles are far more attractive than your average flask.

Our customers also use swing topped bottles to decant milk, water and other liquids instead of using plastic bottles or cartons at the table. They can be securely fastened for storage in the fridge afterwards. Those who make home-made cordials or liqueurs also choose these bottles to store their products. The clear glass versions are ideal for showing off the jewel tones of cordials.

Smaller bottles are popular for individual sized drinks such as smoothies, cocktails, iced tea and other refreshments, which can be prepared in advance for parties and other events. The bottles are available in a variety of pack sizes and as usual, the more you buy, the cheaper they get.

Chocolate liqueur in swing top bottles

Use clear glass bottles to show off the rich, velvety colour of this indulgent liqueur.

  • 1 cup high quality cocoa nibs
  • 2 cups vodka
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Put the cocoa nibs in a large, screw top jar and pour over the vodka. Seal the jar, give it a good shake and leave the mixture to steep for seven days.

Make a simple sugar syrup by gently heating the sugar and water together until the sugar has completely dissolved. Allow the syrup to cool completely, then add it to the vodka and cocoa nibs mixture together with the vanilla extract. Allow to steep for another day then strain the mixture through a piece of clean muslin or a coffee filter into a clean, sterilised swing top bottle.

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