It may seem far to early to bring you the merry and exotic sounds of the holidays. But, because the actual reality of exotica Xmas music is relatively rare we thought we should tell you where to get it early. Sunshine shares a few artists that endeavored to mix polynesian percussion with the usual kitch of the season. Arthur Lyman is most notable, probably the best example of this sub genre. Music alone does not put the holidays right, so we bring you an island inspired hot punch cocktail that will please even the Virgin imbiber. Think pineapple, spices, honey and your favorite rum. Outstanding after a heavy meal, its like dessert in a tiki mug. All things festive put aside, Sunshine and Pumpkin each share some much pent up bitching. Our recent listener email suggests that a good bitch fest was in order anyway. We aim to please. Ted Haggard, Paula Abdul, dumbasses in minivans and artificial sweetners are just some of the bashed. So sit back, drink your hot pineapple tea and spin yourself a vintage holiday....a little early. This weeks drink: Hot Pineapple Tea
1 can Dole pineapple juice (try to find NOT from concentrate), 1/4 cup honey. 3 cinnamon sticks broken in a few pieces, 3 peppermint tea bags.
On the stove top or in a crock pot, add all ingredients except the tea bags. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer. Add tea bags, brewing tea for approx 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Serve as is, or as we do here in the Zen Tiki Lounge: add 1 to 1.5 ounces of your favorite rum to one glass of the tea. We recommend Bacardi O, Captain Morgan spiced rum, Sailor Jerry, Myers Dark just to name a few.