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tammi0916
February 7th, 2010, 01:02 PM
I was out last night at a large liquor store and saw something called "Porta Shots" they are a bag of 20 individual shot pouches (1 oz each) they have vodka, rum, whiskey & tiquilla.

They look like they would great to pack in your suitecase - but wanted to know if anyone has had them and how good the liquor was?

http://www.hitimewine.net/istarimages/mp/167053!4045-7781_d.jpg

Laurab23
February 7th, 2010, 01:31 PM
Never heard of them.

kr8z
February 7th, 2010, 01:45 PM
I have never seen them. Interesting. If you are mixing them, then I'm sure they are ok. I wouldn't try a martini with them unless I was already pretty tipsy though LOL I'll have to look for them. They look perfect! Too bad they didn't make those while I was still working. I could have used a couple in my purse LOL How much was a pack?

kr8z
February 7th, 2010, 01:52 PM
Do you recall how much a bag cost? I found some liquor stores in CA that carry it. I'll stop and buy a bag on the way to Long Beach next month. Here is their website:
http://www.portashots.com/Index2.php

Sarae
February 7th, 2010, 01:55 PM
I was out last night at a large liquor store and saw something called "Porta Shots" they are a bag of 20 individual shot pouches (1 oz each) they have vodka, rum, whiskey & tiquilla.

They look like they would great to pack in your suitecase - but wanted to know if anyone has had them and how good the liquor was?

http://www.hitimewine.net/istarimages/mp/167053!4045-7781_d.jpg


Googled them...never heard of the brands they are using. So not sure if I would buy them:eek:. RR for me.:cool:

Donna1127
February 7th, 2010, 03:12 PM
I brought along of few of them on our last cruise, just tossed them into the checked luggage. Found them for $1.79 each at a local liquor store. Brand names too, Bacardi and Jack Daniels. I believe they called them Pocket Shots.

*Mach*
February 7th, 2010, 03:30 PM
I was out last night at a large liquor store and saw something called "Porta Shots" they are a bag of 20 individual shot pouches (1 oz each) they have vodka, rum, whiskey & tiquilla.

They look like they would great to pack in your suitecase - but wanted to know if anyone has had them and how good the liquor was?

http://www.hitimewine.net/istarimages/mp/167053!4045-7781_d.jpg


The folks at the my favorite liquor store gave me a few of these to try... don't bother...

Ugh...

:(

FightOnRon
February 7th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Do you recall how much a bag cost? I found some liquor stores in CA that carry it. I'll stop and buy a bag on the way to Long Beach next month. Here is their website:
http://www.portashots.com/Index2.php

Those stores are no where near Long Beach. The closest is Costa Mesa which may take you 2-3 hours round trip depending on traffic.

kr8z
February 7th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Those stores are no where near Long Beach. The closest is Costa Mesa which may take you 2-3 hours round trip depending on traffic.

We're driving in from El Paso. I thought I'd stop in Riverside. I used to live on Orange County, so I am fairly familiar with the area thank goodness :) It's a bear to get around there. I certainly remember the traffic.

Nunu
February 7th, 2010, 04:21 PM
The folks at the my favorite liquor store gave me a few of these to try... don't bother...

Ugh...

:(




But Mach it says "Premium" right on them? :p

*Mach*
February 7th, 2010, 04:22 PM
But Mach it says "Premium" right on them? :p


Oooooo... how could I have missed that?? Premium crap is still crap...

:D

tammi0916
February 8th, 2010, 10:42 AM
Oooooo... how could I have missed that?? Premium crap is still crap...

:D



Thanks for the insight! Was just wondering since I had never seen them before and I knew someone here would know!

I did search on the "pocket shots" the other poster listed and they look a little more reliable since you can get brand names..... :D

Nunu
February 8th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Thanks for the insight! Was just wondering since I had never seen them before and I knew someone here would know!

I did search on the "pocket shots" the other poster listed and they look a little more reliable since you can get brand names..... :D

They seem like a great idea.

sassy0930
February 8th, 2010, 11:04 AM
My DH loves the idea of the pocket shots. I can't remember where he first heard of them, but he's been pretty keen on the idea since. Unfortunately we don't have any liquor stores around us that sell them for him to try out. Maybe we'll find somewhere on the way down to Miami in April for him to try out.

TheDINGOateMyBaybay!
February 8th, 2010, 11:11 AM
Greatest.....invention......ever.


i was out last night at a large liquor store and saw something called "porta shots" they are a bag of 20 individual shot pouches (1 oz each) they have vodka, rum, whiskey & tiquilla.

They look like they would great to pack in your suitecase - but wanted to know if anyone has had them and how good the liquor was?

http://www.hitimewine.net/istarimages/mp/167053%214045-7781_d.jpg

SAC69
February 8th, 2010, 11:25 AM
Just buy the airline bottles. At least you know what's in it.

zmatt
May 1st, 2010, 11:52 AM
Just bought 5 packs of 25 packets, i'll let you know how they work out on my cruise next week.

dan40
May 1st, 2010, 12:00 PM
The ships bartenders do a good job for me with liquor that I name.

Tbay-eh
May 1st, 2010, 12:29 PM
If they are 1.79 each that works out to 46.54 for an equivilent 26 oz bottle of any premium liquor which is no where near that cost. May be worth the convenience to some but not me.

MTcruiser
May 1st, 2010, 12:31 PM
do you recall how much a bag cost? I found some liquor stores in ca that carry it. I'll stop and buy a bag on the way to long beach next month. Here is their website:
http://www.portashots.com/index2.php

i tried to get them to send them to me. But no such luck. I will be buying some at that liquor store as well in july. There arent too many places that carry them. I have looked everywhere. They do ship to some states.

zmatt
September 21st, 2010, 08:27 PM
Just bought 5 packs of 25 packets, i'll let you know how they work out on my cruise next week.

Took them on my cruise and they worked out great, could go swimming them and just pour one or two in to my drink and was good to go. Only downside is the bad taste, its not good but it gets the job done.

Stircrzy
September 21st, 2010, 09:22 PM
took them on my cruise and they worked out great, could go swimming them and just pour one or two in to my drink and was good to go. Only downside is the bad taste, its not good but it gets the job done.

:d:d:d

bafinegan
September 21st, 2010, 09:28 PM
ok, maybe ima being a little dense here, but isnt that still smuggling?
and at a total of $46, why not just legally buy a bottle from the bon voyage dept.?
baf

cruisemom2
September 21st, 2010, 09:28 PM
Took them on my cruise and they worked out great, could go swimming them and just pour one or two in to my drink and was good to go. Only downside is the bad taste, its not good but it gets the job done.Too funny!

lillian marie
September 21st, 2010, 10:05 PM
Some folks had them at a football tailgate, My friends husband thought the liquor was lower shelf at best, but they are convienient for picnics-tailgates etc.

jks336
September 22nd, 2010, 07:48 AM
ok, maybe ima being a little dense here, but isnt that still smuggling?
and at a total of $46, why not just legally buy a bottle from the bon voyage dept.?
baf

because depending on what your choice of drink is the cost can be lower. example, i drink jack daniels, bon voyage, $65.00 for a litre. BUT, with that said, still works out a good deal. of course depending on how strong one likes their drink lol. but "basic" 1 1/2 oz shots you get 22 drinks from a litre. bring your own soda, so would break down approx 3.75 a drink. then of course if your out and about you'll have to run back to your cabin for another drink.. (bring a large travel mug lol)

zmatt
September 22nd, 2010, 08:23 PM
Too funny!

I got them at shamrocks on University and Alafaya across the street from UCF by the way.

Go KNIGHTS!!!!

topazz11
September 22nd, 2010, 10:28 PM
They are gross. Cheap liquor and they tasted like plastic. We threw out the whole bag.

James in SA
September 22nd, 2010, 10:40 PM
ok, maybe ima being a little dense here, but isnt that still smuggling?
and at a total of $46, why not just legally buy a bottle from the bon voyage dept.?
baf
Bingo! The bottles from Bon Voyage are mostly 1 liter = 33oz, and for $46 or less you have several choices of decent stuff... delivered right to your room with no smuggling required. ;)

Paul's_wife
March 29th, 2012, 08:13 AM
I just googled them on line and they were $12.99 for one bag of 20 (I think). When I did it up as an order the shipping was $28.00. No thanks!
I'll buy my liquor from Bon Voyage.

thesmiths
March 29th, 2012, 08:46 AM
When going on vaca, I buy 2 12 pacs of the airline Bottles, Captain Morgan.

I have them in our beach bag, camera bag..pocket ...
couple on our carry on on the plane....train..anywhere...

so when we are out and I feel like a coctail, I have one..just order a D Coke or bring one with me....

Also I order a couple bottles from the Bon Voyage of the Capt to have in our room and on our balcony....

kyrisong1
March 29th, 2012, 08:49 AM
Hi- time wine cellars sell the pocket shots online, 15.00 for a bag of 12, I didn't bother checking for shipping.
I agree, buy a bottle from Bon Voyage, handier and you know what you are getting!!!
Carole

NJDeb2
March 29th, 2012, 09:07 AM
I do take them on a cruise. But I always order from Bon Voyage Dept too. They are really good to take to outdoor functions like concerts, etc. I actually take them on an airplane in my ziploc bag along with my other 3oz. stuff. The TSA nor the airline have ever said anything to me about them. As long as they are mixed with something else they are ok...it is more for convenience than for taste......

silvercrikhix
March 29th, 2012, 09:27 AM
We saw several varieties at a liquor store in Tampa. Seemed to be cheap booze. We passed. Great idea, but it's worth it for us to have name brand liquor. Do not want a cheap booze headache on vacation! yuck.........

boobear1
March 29th, 2012, 12:28 PM
IMO I prefer to stick with drunk gummy bears if I want a quick shot of something tasty. Almost the same as doing a jello shot but it just looks like a bag of gummy bears and nobody knows the difference...until they taste one! You can walk around the ship all day long eating them and nobody will have a clue :)

4hunters
March 29th, 2012, 01:05 PM
Those stores are no where near Long Beach. The closest is Costa Mesa which may take you 2-3 hours round trip depending on traffic.

2-3 hours from Long Beach to Costa Mesa? Come on, traffic on the 405 is not that bad! :eek::D

NJDeb2
March 30th, 2012, 08:17 AM
IMO I prefer to stick with drunk gummy bears if I want a quick shot of something tasty. Almost the same as doing a jello shot but it just looks like a bag of gummy bears and nobody knows the difference...until they taste one! You can walk around the ship all day long eating them and nobody will have a clue :)

Where did you get those? I have never seen them. My husband is a gummi bear addict. They would maake a fun surprise!!!!

silvercrikhix
March 30th, 2012, 09:27 AM
Where did you get those? I have never seen them. My husband is a gummi bear addict. They would maake a fun surprise!!!!
You make them! Add liquor to bag....seal....soak....eat! Although, with all the press they are getting lately on CC, the gummi bag shakers are likely to be called in soon!

boobear1
March 30th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Make sure you use the good flavored gummy bears (not the cheap kind). Put them in a pan, cover them in your favorite alcohol and let them set for a few days in the refrigertor. And watch their little bellys swell up as they absorb the all the great flavor of your favorite beverage! Then you have a great little snack with a punch :) If you're careful when you open the original package you can reseal it so you'll have to look really close if it was ever opened and since the gummies don't look much different...well it's hard to tell!

michelle1836
March 30th, 2012, 12:36 PM
Oooooo... how could I have missed that?? Premium crap is still crap...

:D


a pig with lipstick is still a pig

Just bought 5 packs of 25 packets, i'll let you know how they work out on my cruise next week.

please do!

IMO I prefer to stick with drunk gummy bears if I want a quick shot of something tasty. Almost the same as doing a jello shot but it just looks like a bag of gummy bears and nobody knows the difference...until they taste one! You can walk around the ship all day long eating them and nobody will have a clue :)

dont the bears get really big? and are they really that good? and what flavor/alcohol do you use.

Tammi- let me know what you decide! :D

hudakhoney
March 30th, 2012, 12:40 PM
they sound awesome!! can't wait to hear how they work out! on our last couple of cruises, my DH walked right through security with his flask! as he was going through the metal detector he took it out of his pocket, showed it, asked what to do with it, & they just slid him right through!! good times! :)

Lets Ride
March 30th, 2012, 12:42 PM
Porta shots taste like porta potty water!

bajaed69
May 20th, 2012, 12:56 PM
Porta shots taste like porta potty water!

Tried the RUM and the Vodka, both were good for mixing. Bought them in Florida for a two cruise back to L.A. on the NCL. Next cruise is on the Star for 28 days in the Pacific. Will try them there also.

lee2jackie
April 4th, 2013, 01:15 AM
Bought the vodka ones at Wine and More.... 13.99 for a pack of twenty five.. Will let you know how is goes

sippican
April 8th, 2013, 01:50 PM
Bought the vodka ones at Wine and More.... 13.99 for a pack of twenty five.. Will let you know how is goes

Paid the same for spiced rum at Sweetbay in FL. Not bad for mixing in Coke.
Waiting to hear if these are getting through in checked luggage?