In a city as cool as London, serving drinks in ordinary cocktail glasses is so passé. After a thorough (and slightly tipsy) sleuthing mission, we've found five weird, crazy and quirky drink containers in town.
The Ice Block at Icebar, Mayfair
If you want to be seen in the coolest bar in London, head down to the -5c Icebar. Their gambit is that everything you touch will be made from real ice, and they keep this promise right down to the cocktail glasses. Just remember to wear gloves.
The Wellington Boot at Rabbit, Chelsea
Missed out on Glastonbury tickets this year? You can still get your welly-boot fix (mud free) at Rabbit, a restaurant that is all about good ol’ Britishness. Be sure to check out their farm-fresh tapas too.
The Skull at Nightjar, Shoreditch
Not one for the faint-hearted, NightJar’s creepiest creation comes with tequila, chilli wine and mealworms. Yes, as in the bug. Bottoms up!
The Chinese Takeaway Box at The Cocktail Trading Company, Brick Lane
Why wait until after a drinking session to tuck into a box of Chinese? Now you can have a little gin with your noodles at one of the most innovative cocktail bars in London. Other thirst-quenching delights here arrive housed inside letters, rubbish bins, and snowglobes.
The Shark Head at Steam & Rye, Bank
Yes, you read that right. You might want to grab a friend (or several) for this monster fishbowl, which also comes in a dinosaur version. Steam & Rye also offers its patrons the chance to ride their bucking bronco while waiting for their drinks. Yee-haw!
Main photograph: James Hart.