By now most of you have heard about the troubles facing Hostess, their bankruptcy and the executives who mis managed the company. Over 18,000 people may lose their jobs in the labor dispute. We thought we could support hte brand and the employees by keeping the “buzz” going on this story. Hear at ZTL, most of us have very fond childhood memories of Hostess products, and especially Twinkies and Ding Dongs. Sunshine decided to use the Twinkie as his next victim for fiery fun with rum. If you can find any of the forever lasting yellow sponge cakes then you can try this at home at your next cocktail party. Be sure to see the rest of our How To videos by clicking here and subscribe to our YouTube channel. Cheers and Mahalo
In this episode of Tiki Drink How To: we’re making one of the tastiest tiki drinks ever to be created. Pineapple, OJ, Coconut and Dark Rum come together to create a sweet and potent cocktail for any time of day. Paired with this drink is a non alcoholic infused water. Pineapple Mint water can be made from the left over parts of items you use in your cocktails. You can also add a splash of this infusion to your cocktails in lieu of club soda or seltzer. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes by clicking the button on this page. And subscribe to our YouTube channel. Cheers and Mahalo.
Many of our listeners have tried to make Sunshine’s Very Spicy Rum. Because we have received such great feedback we decided a How To video would be a good idea for anyone who missed a step in the print version of the recipe. To make this spiced rum at home, all you need is: 750ml Amber Rum, 3 cinnamon sticks, 12 whole cloves, 12 whole allspice berries and a whole vanilla bean. You will also need an airtight bottle to hold your rum. Also in this episode is a quick Grapefruit Daiquiri made with homemade cinnamon syrup from episode 1 of Tiki Drink How To.
Many listeners and fans of the Zen Tiki Lounge have asked for video. Well, here is what you have been asking for. Not only do you get a little peek into the tiki bar that lives in your head, but Starshine shows you the DIY on carving your own tiki t-shirt. Naturally we used our brand new ZTL shirts, all cotton, great looks and priced just right. We hope you enjoy the video. Starshine and Sunshine had fun making it. Maybe we will do more in the future. To get your own ZTL t-shirt, send your size request (S, M, LG, XLG, 2XLG, 3XLG) to Mail@zentikilounge.com. $25 includes shipping to most parts of the U.S. A little more to Hawaii, Alaska and international.
The name of the game is GET PUMPKIN DRUNK! We only do this to make our listeners happy. Email after email asks for more smashed Pumpkin. So, 1 shooter, 1 strong ass cocktail and a couple slices of rum cake. That’ll do her. After the demon rum starts coursing through her veins, her conversation goes south of the bikini. Pumpkin offers her 12 steps to a cheaper 2009. Free booze is good. Bar supplies on the cheap, we tell you how. Need to make some extra cash? Sell your stomach. All in this episode. Sunshine takes us back on course with Elvis Bday trivia and Mrs. Kravitz shenanigans. Our official drink of the week is the classic Dr. Funk. A refreshingly odd little drink. But damn good. There so much more but we honestly forgot to take notes, just listen and drink along.
This Weeks Drink: Dr. Funk
1.5 oz Dark rum
.25 oz Pastis or Absinthe
.5 oz lemon juice
.5 oz grenadine
1 oz lime juice (fresh squeezed)
Shake, shake, shake. Just pour into a tall glass filled with crushed ice. A long straw is perfect for Dr. Funk. Garnish with lemon wedge on rim and three or four cherries, olives or a combo of both. Funky!