||The case for Cocktail Umbrellas
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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
|Little fragrant Tiare|
Joined: Oct 12, 2007
|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?
Joined: Dec 31, 2007
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....
Joined: Nov 23, 2010
|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.
Joined: Feb 21, 2009
From: Rockledge, FL
|Posted: 2013-05-01 09:50 am  Permalink|
Yeah, plastic swords are great fun -- until somebody puts an eye out!
Joined: Apr 24, 2008
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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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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:
Joined: Jan 04, 2017
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.