Sunshine and Starshine couldn’t be more excited to tell you that Tiki Caliente 4 rooms and tickets are now on sale. The event isn’t till May 18-20, but you will want to book now to make sure you get a spot at THE best tiki weekend event this Spring. You can also get an exclusive event tiki mug themed after the long closed Don the Beachcomber location in Palm Springs. And if you want to make sure you look your best by the pool at the party, we have another lower calorie version of a classic tiki drink. This time, the Painkiller. What was 560 calories is now 240, thats two for one! We also have plenty to say about the current events that have had some of us on pins and needles. SOPA has been shot down or now, Keystone XL has been corked and Newt Gingrich is still upset that people would call him out for cheating on multiple wives. That all makes for good conversation. We answer some listener mail, discuss whether or not tiki and polynesian kitsch is on the down swing (it isn’t), give some advice on infusing rum, vodka and the like and so much more. So mix up a painkiller, book your room at Tiki Caliente and join ZTL at our room party that will open to all event guests. Tip your bartender! Cheers and Mahalo
The Pain Killer (low cal version) 240 calories
2 ounces Pusser’s Rum
1 ounce cocnut rum (Cruzan or Coruba work best)
4 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
1 ounce fresh OJ
Sprinkle of nutmeg
Shake everything with ice except the nutmeg. Pour into highball glass filled with crushed ice and sprinkle with nutmeg. Simple. The original recipe calls for 1-2 ounces of coconut cream which add up to an additional 260 calories. Wow! We sub the cream for coconut rum. Still has that pineapple and coconut flavor but removes over 200 calories. For an even lighter version, you can cut the rum back just a little or some of the juice. But, we found this recipe balances the rum and juice perfectly. Enjoy!