We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming for a question from a reader! This stems from last weeks post on beverage etiquette:
Hey, I was just reading your post about tea and coffee and was wondering, when you are served a drink in a bar and they put the stir stick in. What should you do with that? I use it to stir and then dispose of it as soon as I can. Some people drink from it ;(. What is proper? Just curious!
Well, according to Emily Post's Etiquette, this is the proper way to handle straws and stir sticks placed in cocktails:
"When drinking a cocktail the only non edible item you should leave in your glass is a straw; swizzle sticks and paper umbrella go onto the table or your bread plate. At parties hold such accoutrements in a napkin until you find a waste receptacle. "
Hope this helps Pat, thanks for your question!!