Parker Presley and The Cocktail Straw

cocktail with straw

Is that little plastic straw swimming in a cocktail glass for sipping or stirring?

Etiquette states that one may use a cocktail straw for both sipping and stirring, but PP suggests that gentlemen stir their drink briefly, remove the straw and place it on the cocktail napkin. After all, it is difficult to keep up the look of sophistication while wrapping one’s lips around a miniature plastic straw, yes?

Ladies, it is your decision if you’d like to sip or, well, suck (please, no offense here, it really is the only word of choice). I, for one, still feel it is best for all breeds to sip instead of suck. The added bonus? Less wrinkles around the mouth. Or so I’ve heard.

Yours Truly,

Dude Looks Like A Lady

Parker Presley

Dude Looks Like A Lady

Parker Presley is known in certain social circles as the preeminent expert in etiquette and invites you to contact him with even the most embarrassing question or tricky situation so that you, too, may be top dog in any setting. Please contact him at


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