in the early days
of the Tiki-Ti and right up to the early 70’s
almost all the specialty drinks were served in their
own individual ceramic mugs or glass mugs. Each mug
was chosen because it represented the name of the drink.
The Scorpion was served in a Scorpion Bowl, the Cobras
Fang was served in a Cobra mug, etc. The more colorful
the name the more colorful the mug.
all of these mugs were kept at the Tiki, but as time
went by they slowly started to walk away. Some people
took them out the door, some thought they were a souvenir
mugs (they were not). Many of them ended up in a thousad
pieces on the floor. Funny how that tends to happen
when you pour such stong drinks. By 1973 the Tiki-Ti
stopped using these mugs and used the regular glasses
they use now.
days there is a renewed interest
in ceramic tiki mugs, you see them all over the internet,
ebay and in some specialty stores. In fact several of
these mugs are being made as reproductions, so if you
check around you may find them.
don’t have any plans to start using them again,
unfortunately the Tiki becomes so busy and crowded that
it would be impossible to use them again. Besides, it
would be nearly impossible to stock 85 diffent mugs!
All we have now is the memories of the days when almost
every drink at the Tiki-Ti had it's own mug.