Mystery Object: What Are These Silver Instruments?

Hint: They do not belong in a dentist's office, but they do go in your mouth!

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Turns out they go in your drink (and your milkshake) too. They're great for slurping up your drink, then using the spoon end to scoop up the ice that's left. Or vice versa: use the spoon to eat your ice cream then drink up the rest of your root beer float. These would be especially nice for icy, fruity drinks like agua fresca.

We were introduced to the spoon straw at New York City's speakeasy-styled cocktail joint Little Branch. You can find the spoon straws online, but it's even more fun to get them directly from the source. Little Branch sells the spoon straws for two dollars each.

• Available online at Kegworks - $9.95 for a set of four.

- Post by AT: New York writer Amy A

Looking for just a metal straw, sans spoon? Check out our post on stainless steel straws - link below.

Related: Bar Item: Metal Bendy Straws

(Images: Kegworks)