a long awaited update (awaited by me anyway)…
I’m not a prolific collector of Tiki mugs but when I saw this one I had to have it!
This mug was designed by Tank Standing Buffalo , mainly known for his Kustom Kulture and lowbrow artwork.
The base features figures representing four ‘forefathers’ of Tiki, Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic, Thor Heyerdahl and Edgar Leeteg.
The drum design and figures are inspired by Leeteg’s ‘Tahitian Drummer‘ painting, with the figures featuring the logos and imagery associated with their respective forefathers.
This mug holds over a pint of liquid which is excessive even by my rum drinking standards…drink responsibly kids!
I was recently given a bottle of Pisco Capel (thanks Dad!) which those of you ‘in the know’ will recognise…
Pisco is a type of Brandy from Latin America. It often comes in promotional decanters— you can find Peruvian Pisco in Inca styled bottles for instance.
Pisco Capel is a Chilean brand and as Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is a territory of Chile, the bottle is in the form of an Easter Island Moai.
Pisco is not a traditional Tiki cocktail ingredient, but this bottle has made it a wanted item among Tiki mug collectors.
Brandy features in several Tiki drinks and as such Pisco can be substituted in classics like the Fog Cutter .
The more creative among you could even invent your own Tiki cocktail with Pisco.
I was thinking of turning this into a lamp (when I’ve finished the Pisco!) but on the other hand it seems a shame to start drilling holes in it…perhaps I’ll use it as a decanter for some fine Rum.
Putney Farm has a Pisco punch recipe on their blog, as well as some other tasty looking Tiki Cocktails.
You could also try the classic Pisco drink, here’s a version for my Dutch friends—