What's the Best Way to Eat the Fruit from a Cocktail?

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Q: I have an etiquette question. I'm seeing lots of seasonal drinks with balls of melon, slices of cucumber, whole strawberries, and wedges of fruit. How do I drink these? Is there a polite way to fish the fruit from the bottom of your glass? Do I try to drink the chunks with my beverage? (I'm envisioning all sorts of spillage there!)

I'm loving the recipes, but dreading the etiquette. What do I do?!

Sent by Amanda

Editor: I have often wondered this myself! If spoons are handy, I eat the fruit that way. But what if they're not?!

Readers, what's your etiquette advice here?

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