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7 Of The Most Creative Cocktails You've Ever Seen

Because drinking out of a cup is so old-school
7 Of The Most Creative Cocktails You've Ever Seen

By David Hoffman

Been a long week, and it’s only Wednesday? Yeah, we feel that. We also feel that the best antidote to hump day is the most time-honored of cures: alcohol.

We’re as much a fan of happy hour specials as anyone, but sometimes, when the workweek is especially rough, we find ourselves dreaming of drinks that go a bit beyond your standard Old Fashioned. We’re talking loud colors, (literal) smoke and mirrors, and creative containers that will make you question why you ever drank out of a cup at all.

Sometimes drinks are served in lightbulbs (without electricity, thankfully).

And sometimes they’re served in a bathtub, complete with a rubber duck.

@originbarhk 

Some drinks take their Beauty and the Beast very seriously.

@anniec_am

At its most extreme, your drink can feature skulls, flames, and shooting sparks.

 @deathandcompany

Then again, it doesn’t have to be all razzle-dazzle; Gen Yamamoto’s drinks prove that there’s something truly awe-inspiring about simplicity as well. (Boozy tea ceremony? Sign us up.)

@katieparla

You haven’t really had a drink until you’ve tried the porthole at The Aviary in Chicago. (And if you fall in love with the container, you can even buy a porthole infuser yourself.)

@therealfatibee

But of all the drinks, this one might be our fave. This isn’t your typical Chinese takeout; see if you can find the clue that gives it away.

@thecocktailtradingco

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Image Credits

Botanist, Shanghai. Image by @flymetothestar
Origin, Hong Kong. Image by @originbarhk
Mimique, Taipei. Image by @anniec_am
Death & Company, New York. Image by @deathandcompany
Gen Yamamoto, Tokyo. Image by @katieparla
The Aviary, Chicago. Image by @therealfatibee
The Cocktail Trading Company, London. Image by @thecocktailtradingco

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3 August 2018
2 min read

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