Largest Cocktails in the World (Slideshow)
April 30, 2014
Better bring a friend if you’re going to try these behemoth beverages
10. Bloody Mary, O’Davey’s Irish Pub
Fond du Lac, Wisc.
Okay, maybe we’re cheating a little with this one because it’s just a regular-sized Bloody Mary, but holy guacamole, look at all the food on top! This beast comes stacked high with popcorn, bacon, peanuts, beans, sausage, a pickle, sliders, soft pretzel, cheese curds, and nachos. You’d have to bring a friend along just to help you eat your drink.
9. World’s Largest Cocktail, Beach Pavilion
Hayman Island, Australia
This one-quart daiquiri has been described as the size of a birdbath. And priced at 30 pounds ($50 American), perhaps the pineapple and mango concoction should be huge. Situated along the Great Barrier Reef amid azure waters with green mountains in the distance, you couldn’t find a more beautiful spot to drink a giant frozen cocktail.
8. Papa Hemingway, The Floridita
Leave it to the folks who created the world’s largest daiquiri to celebrate Hemingway’s 113th birthday by selling a giant version of Papa’s favorite libation every day of the week. Rumor has it that Hemingway once consumed 13 of these puppies in one sitting. Nowadays, the Papa Hemingway comes with four straws, but it’s up to you to decide how many of them you’ll be needing.
7. Toilet Bowl, Rock and Rita’s
This souvenir glass is certainly the most original on The Strip. Made of ceramic and looking just like the real thing, the bowl of this miniature toilet holds 44 ounces of the 2000 Flushes-colored cocktail. Perhaps this isn’t for the faint of heart, but hey, the more you drink, the funnier it gets. Probably?
6. The Fish Bowl, The Foundry
Kansas City, Mo.
This drink, made for four, is based on the classic Blue Hawaiian. It’s made with rum, vodka, and blue curaçao, but this fishbowl is way more fun than the old standard. The addition of Nerds candy at the bottom of the giant glass resembles aquarium rocks, and Swedish fish candies bob around amongst the ice cubes and fresh fruit garnish. By the end of the night, after you’ve slurped away at the dregs of this giant drink, you may just be convinced you’ve found Nemo.
5. Big Kahuna, Empire Restaurant
At $70 a pop, you’re definitely going to want to share this one, but the presentation and the light, fruity flavor are worth it. This drink is served in a hollowed out watermelon and consists of Grey Goose mixed with mint and the melon juice. Dry ice on the bottom creates the illusion of a steaming volcano.
4. The Versailles Experience, Eau de Vie
The Daily Mail recently named this elegant concoction one of the World’s Best Cocktails. It’s a lighter take on a classic absinthe drink, combining the notorious spirit with gin, pear, lemon, mint, and apple. Served in an elegant glass pitcher with individual spigots, this beautiful beverage brings a little Jazz Age glamor to the communal drinking experience.
3. Lady’s Leg, Eau de Vie
In their second appearance on our list, the mad geniuses at Time Out Australia’s Best Cocktail Bar offer (to ladies only) a classic, pink-colored vodka cosmopolitan served out of a clear glass shaker in the shape of a cancan girl’s dainty leg, complete with shiny silver high heel.
2. Rockhouse Guitar
Rockhouse Bar’s website touts this giant guitar flask as “one of finest beverage delivery systems man has ever invented.” Well, maybe. It does offer a shoulder strap, so you’ll be better equipped to carry your 88-ounce frozen daiquiri up and down The Strip. And you’ll probably need to because a drink of this magnitude is a full day commitment.
1. Mason Jar Cocktail, Barleymash
Okay, so tackling this 1.5-gallon Mason jar full of alcohol might take all day and a group of determined friends. You might even want to bring a board game and stay awhile, since this massive beverage holds 24 eight-ounce servings. But at least you’ll get to pick your poison. Five different drinks are offered in the giant jar, from the whiskey-based Wyatt Earp, to the fruity Silver Strand, made with raspberries, ginger beer, and Bacardi Silver Rum.