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Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food Where to purchase- fake leaf float for gardenias ala Trader Vic's scorpion bowl
Where to purchase- fake leaf float for gardenias ala Trader Vic's scorpion bowl
OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2006-01-02 12:22 pm   Permalink

header says it all, i am looking where to buy them. i have been using the ones from trader vics that you get when you drink a bowl, but i want to get a stack for all my bowls.
Thanks,
TT


 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2006-01-03 10:07 am   Permalink

We're using real leaves at the SF location now- they are supplied by the florist that brings our gardenias. Don't know where to get the plastic ones I'm afraid.



 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3530
From: HELL
Posted: 2006-01-03 10:50 am   Permalink

again, check out your local craft store chains...they usually carry all manner of plastic flowers and plants that bored housewives use to decorate all manner of crap to pass the time......

 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2006-01-03 11:52 am   Permalink

Martiki,
Thanks for the heads up. I have looked online and at Micheals craft stores to no avail. This morning in one of numerous phrasings on a google search I found mention of the silk floats on a florists site, but they are only sold with the flowers.
I currently have a large selection of roses i float in bowl drinks, and am planting gardenias for the same purpose. I will keep searching and contact a florist to try and dig them up, because I imagine that TC members who take pride in mixology and presentation might be interested in where to buy these.
Thanks
TT


 
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OceaOtica
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Joined: Sep 29, 2003
Posts: 909
From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2006-01-04 09:16 am   Permalink

I called the Emeryville Trader and they were kind enough to share that they get the fake float base from the florist as well. I bipass my local Vic's, Beverly Hills, if I actually want to find out stuff like this. So, simple answer, I am going to hit up some local florists and try to get 20 or so.
TT


 
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dogbytes
  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-07-14 1:02 pm   Permalink

i couldn't find a fresh gardenia for our batch of Scorpions



the restaurant we went to, does not have a liquor license, so we got a Banquet Permit ($10)so we could serve drinks!


 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5062
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2008-07-14 1:09 pm   Permalink

I missed this thread the first time around. This is info I was wanting as my Gardenia is about to explode with blooms and I always loved the Rum Giggle with a Gardenia floating in it at TV.

 
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Traitor Vic
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Joined: Jan 02, 2003
Posts: 428
From: Greenville, SC
Posted: 2008-07-15 02:37 am   Permalink

Same here, Swanky! I say... Poo on Plastic! Just get it while the gettin' is good!

 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1818
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2008-07-19 06:54 am   Permalink

Good topic. My local Meijer's supermarket carries edible flowers in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle. All pre packaged with stems removed and cleaned. They have purple orchids, perfect size and color for my Mai Tais. About two dollars a package, eight to a package. Even easier to find than the fake flowers, in my area anyway. Thanks.


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