Now that I've gotten hooked on making my own syrups for classic tiki drinks — cinnamon, passion fruit, and simple — since there's no stores in my area that sell them commercially, I've run across a problem: what to do with the delicious liquids once they're made. Typically, I end up scouring the kitchen in a panic for something to store them in after the batch is finished. It usually it ends up being a water bottle. That works, but it's not ascetically pleasing, and the bottles often get crushed into odd shapes.
Internet retailer Tiki Bar Stuff sells the perfect solution: Pour and Store Jugs. Available in quart and half-gallon sizes, the spout neck and spout unscrew from the top and can be replaced with the included screw-top lid for long term storage or for traveling.
I'm even thinking this is a good solution for taking rums with me when I mix at parties: right now I fill up a cooler with heavy, randomly-sized glass bottles that clank and shake the whole way in the back of the car. At the party, bottle caps and screw lids get scattered in all directions. With a uniformly-sized set of these jugs to hold all the liquids, I could build a carrier and make my life a lot easier. Hmmm...
$4.49, quart-sized. $4.99, half-gallon sized.