A cocktail umbrella is a small umbrella or parasol made from paper, cardboard, and a toothpick, intended to be of the appearance of a small umbrella, and is used as a garnish or decoration in cocktails, desserts or other food and beverages. "Parasol" redirects here For other uses see Umbrella (disambiguation, Umbrella (song or Parasol (disambiguation "Parasol" redirects here For other uses see Umbrella (disambiguation, Umbrella (song or Parasol (disambiguation Paper is thin material mainly used for writing upon printing upon or packaging Cardboard is a generic non-specific term for a heavy duty Paper based product A toothpick is a small stick of Wood, Plastic, Bamboo, Metal or other substance used to remove detritus from the Teeth, usually after CategoryCocktail garnishes Cocktail garnishes are decorative ornaments that add character or style to a Mixed drink, most notably to Cocktails. A cocktail is a style of Mixed drink. Originally a mixture of distilled spirits, Sugar, Water, and Bitters, the word has gradually Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal usually consisting of sweet Food but sometimes of a strongly-flavored one such as some Cheeses The
The umbrella is fashioned out of paper, which can be patterned, with cardboard ribs. The ribs are made from cardboard in order to provide flexibility and to hinge so the umbrella can be pulled shut much like an ordinary umbrella. A small plastic retaining ring is often fashioned against the stem, a toothpick, in order to prevent the umbrella from folding up spontaneously. Also note that there is a sleeve of folded newspaper under the collar to act as a spacer. This newspaper is usually Japanese, Chinese or Indian hinting to the umbrella's origin
The cocktail umbrella is believed to have arrived on the bar scene as early as 1932 courtesy of Victor Bergeron of Trader Vic's in San Francisco although it is, by Vic's own admission, a presentation picked up from Don the Beachcomber (now closed). For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country Trader Vic is also the nickname of Wall Street trader Victor Sperandeo. Donn Beach (born Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt February 22, 1907 &ndash June 7, 1989) is the acknowledged founding father of The purpose of the umbrella is purely decorative and, at the time at least, was considered very exotic as were most things from the Pacific Rim.