Cocktail stick

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For the Alan Bennett play, see Cocktail Sticks.

A cocktail stick is a short cylindrical stick, made of wood, that has a somewhat sharp point on both ends. It is usually used as a skewer for holding decorations (such as cherries) in cocktails and also for serving food such as amuse-bouches at cocktail parties.


Ingestion of cocktail sticks, or fragments of them, has been known to cause injuries in several parts of the alimentary canal.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Lindsay, R.; White, J.; Mackle, E. "Cocktail Stick Injuries - the Dangers of Half a Stick" (PDF). Ulster Medical Journal 2 (74): 129–131. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 29, 2006. Retrieved January 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cocktail stick injuries: delayed diagnosis of a retained foreign body". British Medical Journal. Clinical Research Edition 295 (6613): (6613):1658. 19 December 1987. doi:10.1136/bmj.295.6613.1658-a. PMC 1257521. PMID 2891400. 

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