Penguins and bunnies and bears, oh my! Bartenders are offering up cocktails in a zoo-worthy array of animal-shaped glasses. These five sips will let you get in touch with your wild side this #ThirstyThursday.
Smokey the Bear at Arbella, Chicago, Illinois
Only you can prevent forest fires, which won’t be an issue if you’re sitting in Chicago drinking this cocktail. Made with habanero-infused mezcal, aperitivo, lemon, and yellow chartreuse, it’s got a slow burn. To give it a hazy head, the bear-y bevvie gets a hit of hickory smoke. Make a reservation at Arbella.
Copper Bunny at Compère Lapin, New Orleans, Louisiana
Wanna get hopped up? Try this cottontail cocktail made with Absolut Elyx, pineapple-jalapeño tequila, fresh ginger and lime, and a Champagne float. Bugs Bunny would surely approve. Make a reservation at Compère Lapin.
Teasy Bear at Pubbelly Sushi, Miami, Florida
You’ll definitely want to Instagram this un-bear-ably cute cocktail. It tastes as good as it looks, forged from Junmai sake, green tea, honey, and ginger. Just please don’t steal the glass when you’ve finished. Make a reservation at Pubbelly Sushi.
Los Pinguinos at El Che Bar, Chicago, Illinois
This Argentinian eatery uses penguin-shaped pitchers for its large-format cocktail, which changes seasonally. Currently, it holds sangria made with a blend of wines, Peruvian brandy, orange juice, citrus cordial, and sparkling cider. Penguins can’t fly, but you’ll think you’re able to if you finish a batch all by yourself. Make a reservation at El Che Bar.