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The case for Cocktail Umbrellas
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2008-05-02 7:06 pm   Permalink

I just cut a pineapple into spears and they are on a cookie sheet individually freezing. Once firmly frozen, they'll got into a zip-lock bag, ready at a moment's notice to proudly hold an umbrella in my Koolaid or whatever I happen to be drinking. "Anything worth doing, is worth doing to the point of wretched excess"
"I want you to shake the freak tree and invite anyone that drops to the ground. Dwarfs and giants, magicians, Zulu tribesmen, contortionists, fire eaters... and priests. We're going to need to confess" Freddy Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody

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Little fragrant Tiare
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Posted: 2008-05-02 7:34 pm   Permalink


On 2008-05-02 19:06, MadDogMike wrote:
"Anything worth doing, is worth doing to the point of wretched excess"

How else would we make any progress?

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From: Lockhart, TX
Posted: 2008-05-02 7:40 pm   Permalink


On 2006-06-24 15:37, Chip and Andy wrote:
...the two most over abused, under used and under rated and misunderstood pieces of bar ware there is..... Straws AND cocktail umbrellas!

And as you said, not just straws, but BENDY straws. Doesn't get much better than that....

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Posted: 2013-04-30 9:40 pm   Permalink

When I was a kid and my parents would take us out to dinner with them on occasion, my favorite part was always getting the little plastic sword and, rarely, the paper parasol from their drinks. My dad and I would always have little sword fights at the table. Both of my parents are gone now, but you can bet there will be parasols and plastic swords in my drinks, tiki or not.

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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2013-05-01 09:50 am   Permalink

Yeah, plastic swords are great fun -- until somebody puts an eye out!

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From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2013-05-17 06:53 am   Permalink

...I've run out of both types of lanterns. Anyone know where I can buy more, now that Oriental Trading quit carrying them?

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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-02-06 11:37 pm   Permalink

For Tiki Month 2018, Doug at the Pegu Blog has posted a defense of the cocktail umbrella (as long it is gussied up a bit):


I also think the “Lantern umbrella picks-- still available anywhere?” thread is great and deserves to be linked here:


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Prikli Pear
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From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted: 2018-02-07 09:07 am   Permalink

Thanks for sharing that article, Hamo. Good fun. I know that whenever I serve drinks, my non-tiki friends are inordinately wowed by the whole garnish thing, paper umbrellas in particular. They just think the presentation is cool and get a big kick out of it.

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