Mermaids, coconuts and totems are standard when you think of tiki mugs. A giant turkey drumstick? Don the Beachcomber might question its tropical authenticity. But the market for these festive tiki glasses has come a long way since the days the items collected dust in junk shops. And with the resurgence of tiki comes a wave of ceramic experimentation—as in, these wacky mugs veer way off the typical Polynesian path. Who’s to say a Mai Tai doesn’t taste better in a mug shaped like Michelangelo’s David? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.
Finally, the ultimate Thanksgiving accessory is here. Surrounded by drumsticks and gravy on all sides, the only thing that could make your feast more festive is… a giant drumstick filled with booze. As you may have guessed, this quirky drinking vessel is a best-seller. Buy it at bespokebarware.com
If we’ve learned anything from pop culture’s depiction of sharks, it’s this: Don’t trust ’em. The same warning could apply to this booze-bearing ceramic beast that slyly hides 12 ounces of tiki potion. Shark-induced hangover aside, at least you’ve found the optimal drinking vessel for Shark Week. Buy it at retroplanet.com
Nothing screams romance quite like a life-like organ mug built for sharing. Stick two straws in the ventricle holes and start slurping with a loved one. It also doubles as an eccentric wedding gift for cocktail lovers, emblazoned with the words, “Til Death Do Us Part.” Buy it at bespokebarware.com
What better inspiration for a tiki vessel than a private eye who spent his time running around Hawaii righting wrongs? The big fella measures ten inches tall, carries a whopping 26 ounces and proves that even drinking accessories look handsome sporting a Tom Selleck mustache. Buy it at tikimaster.com
Bust this booty out when you’re up to no good. Because when you wheel out a life-sized pirate chest brimming with ice, rum and oversized straws, you’re sending a message that the night has only just begun. This behemoth is available in two sizes—2.5 liter and 5 liter—and can even be branded with the message of your choice. Buy it at bespokebarware.com
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