Cocktail Stirrers

Cocktail Stirrers

January 3rd, 2017—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed. 

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 a 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.


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

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