My brother commented that normal toothpicks were too short for my martini glasses. He is a very practical former Royal Marine and a keen perfectionist so I took his comments onboard and spent some time trying to think of an alternative.
The other day I found some slightly longer mini bamboo skewers in an Asian supermarket and thought they would do the trick.
Here is a size comparison between a normal toothpick and my new, slightly longer mini skewers.
You can fit a lot on them! Here is a combination of olives, pickled onions and a twist of lemon peel.
The longer skewer gives you lots more room to get creative with your garnishes. I strongly recommend them, especially if you’re feeling a bit inventive.
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I’m an avid fan of these bamboo picks for my Martinis. They rest nicely in a cocktail glass and one can easily slide olives or pickled onions or tomolives on them with ease. http://www.amazon.com/Royal-Bamboo-Cocktail-Doeuvre-Picks/dp/B001G0HW4K