Tiki Green Ceramic Cocktail Mug with Handle
We’re not sure how the science works, but cocktails just taste better out of a tiki mug. This cheeky green chap has us grinning almost as wide as he is. The handle comes in particularly useful for keeping a grip on your Voodoo or Navy Grog cocktail.
Tiki culture is built on escapism, faux-Polynesian décor, exotic cocktails, beach vibes, laidback attitude, and a lot of South Pacific cultural appropriation. Its creation is attributed to the well-travelled and larger than life, Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt (later to change his name to Donn Beach), who opened the first tiki bar in 1934 in Hollywood, California. Called Don the Beachcomber, his bar offered a welcome break following Prohibition and very strong cocktails, including one of the most iconic tiki cocktails, the Zombie. His concept was taken to the next level by Victor Jules Bergeron, better known as Trader Vic, who added Chinese, Japanese and Tahitian dishes and a wide array of rum cocktails into the mix, the most noteworthy of the latter being the quintessential tiki cocktail, the Mai Tai. The tiki craze had all but disappeared by the 1960s, but it’s back now with a vengeance.
So, you’ve built up a substantial rum collection and you’ve purchased a stunning tiki mug. Where do you go next? Firstly, we’d recommend upping your garnish game considerably – think large chunks of tropical fruit, exotic flowers, banana leaves, pineapple crowns, umbrellas, wooden birds, the whole shebang. After that, if you really want the tiki bar vibe, then you’re going to want to consider donning a Hawaiian shirt and a lei, turning the lights down, pulling in some bamboo and rattan furniture, pinning some woven lauhala matting to the walls, dotting around some maritime paraphernalia (diver’s helmets, driftwood, an inflated puffer fish, etc.), investing in some carved tiki poles or Easter Island heads, and maybe even installing a water feature.
SKU No.: 3576752
Style No.: 854823
One ceramic Tiki mug.
Hand wash only.
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