Tiki isn’t binary. It’s measured on a sliding scale from Not Tiki At All (a glass of scotch, neat, drunk in a large leather chair in a cold, drafty library) to Very Tiki Indeed (e.g. a Zombie served in a pineapple, garnished with a parrot, carved out of coconut, sipped on a deserted island in the South Pacific). Between those two extremes lie an ocean of drinks with varying levels of tikiness. To help you measure just how tiki your cocktail is, we came up with a point system. Anything over zero has a little tiki in it (a Martini garnished with a paper umbrella, for example), but anything over seven points is most definitely tiki. If what you’re drinking scores over twelve, head to city hall and change your name to Trader Vic Jr.
Drink is served in some sort of fruit:
Drink is served in a glass made to look like something that is not a glass: