Sunshine has just returned from another cruise and can't help but discuss his thoughts on the pros and cons of the various lines. Certainly not a pro cruiser but not a beginner anymore either, Sunshine recommends cruise lines based on how well they shake a cocktail and the service that goes with it. Plus: See us all at the next Tiki Mâkeke at Don the Beachcomber, political banter (nothing too ugly), Christmas gift giving ideas and a brand spanking new cocktail for the winter blues.
Since right before the election Sunshine and Starshine have been locked inside the tiki bar waiting for things to blow over. We voted by mail, shut the door and turned off the news. On this episode we pop the door open to see what happened to our great America. You'll have to listen to find out
Its the fourth annual MOD Palm Springs and we record the podcast LIVE from the event. Join us in our hotel suite where we set up our studio and invite guests from the event to participate. Cocktails, special guests are just part of the fun. The DO-Its drop by, Rory Snyder makes an appearance and hotelier Harry drops in on us. And it wouldn't be a LIVE recording without everyones favorite podcast game show, "Whats in Kalanis Bra"?
The current political landscape is a very scary scene. It must be that time of year for all the ghouls and goblins to come out of their hiding places and tease us with their unwanted delights. Regardless of all this shenanigans we invite you to listen to our annual Halloween podcast. Grab a cocktail recipe or two for your dark celebration and get some ideas for setting the mood with eerie sounds and smells. Plus, the final update on MOD Palm Springs before the event October 20-23, 2016. Listen! Cheers!
What is a fruitcake? That question is harder and harder to answer as each generation comes into adulthood. Those of us in our 40's, 50's 60's and even more silver of generations know that it is a baked good of sometimes evil and sometimes joy. Dense. Heavy. Spiced. Fruity. What if a cocktail imparted only the better notions of said baked good? That is what My Tropical Fruitcake tries to be. Two parts spice and three part fruit is what makes My Tropical Fruitcake a miracle in mixology. Stirred together these liquors and spiced rum become something reminiscent of the forbidden cake of your darkest holiday dreams.
When Winter ailments get to you its easy to turn to alternative methods of healing to find any relief. A person can only take so much stuffy nose, sore throat and aches and pains. Granny was never shy about putting a spot of rum or bourbon in some concoction that was said to soothe a pesky cold or just plain good on a cool day.
Regardless of what troubles you in life this BIG drink is meant for warm days and nights. This is a base recipe drink, meaning you can interchange a few of the ingredients without messing it up and create your own personal favorite. Try replacing black tea with Earl Grey. Or change out the limoncello with mango or passion fruit rum. Maybe switch the brown sugar for agave or honey? Make this drink you own.
Every bar should have one or two drinks that walk away from their usual theme or clientele. Burnt Bourbon is about as far from a tiki dink as you can get while still pleasing folks who truly enjoy good spirits. An average bourbon and some smokey mezcal pair perfectly with pressed apple cider and cardamom. Serve this to impress your relatives at Thanksgiving or any holiday. Sip. Savor. Enjoy.