TIKI MUGS Tiki Kāne Ceramic Cocktail Mug
We’re not sure how the science works but cocktails just taste better out of a tiki mug.
According to Hawaiian religion there were four gods who existed before the world was created: Lono K? and the twin brothers K?ne and Kanaloa. K?ne pronounced KAH-nay is considered the highest of the four deities because he is the god of procreation the creator of life and sunlight. So what better way could there be to breathe new life into your cocktails than by serving them in a ceramic representation of K?ne and then partying until the dawn’s early light.
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.: 3576754
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