Cocktail Stirrers

December 26, 2016 in Category: What's New

Are you ready to party? Are we invited? How about if we bring the cocktail stirrers?

Lest you think we’re simply offering to bring super-skinny straws, we’d like to introduce you to Trader Joe’s Cocktail Stirrers—mini, plastic skewers hand-threaded with a gherkin pickle, baby onion, green chili pepper, red bell pepper chunk, carrot piece, and Manzanilla olive. Yes, each mini skewer features all of those things, marinated in spicy brine with garlic and dill. In Spain, you’ll find similar skewer-stirrers, with the moniker banderillas, on tapas menus.

We call them Cocktail Stirrers because they shine a spotlight on otherwise staid cocktails like martinis, bloody Marys, or gin & tonics. But they don’t have to be used in cocktails. The Spanish use them as appetizers, or as part of a tapas meal.

If you keep a jar of Trader Joe’s Cocktail Stirrers on hand, you’ll always be ready for last-minute guests—imagine how impressed folks will be when you can make a fancy cocktail at the drop of a hat. On a Tuesday.

We’re selling Cocktail Stirrers in a 17.6 ounce jar for $4.49, about half the price of similar products we’ve seen in gourmet shops.

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Water, Gherkin, Salt, Distilled Vinegar, Baby Onions, Red Bell Pepper, Calcium Chloride, Olive, Carrot, Green Chili Pepper, Garlic, Dill Weed.

Tags: Appetizer, Spicy, Cocktails