You don't have to tell us twice that a tropical drink is a well deserved treat at the end of a long work week. Sunshine mixes up Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch which he pulled up on the Tiki Plus app by Beachbum Berry. This gingery, citrus rum drink is full of vitamin C and helps you quickly lose all memory of your worst demons. Our music this week comes from the most recent Tikiyaki Orchestra album, "Aloha, Baby." The latest CD is another lovely stroll down the beach with the guys whom we have all come to respect for their modern take on exotica and lounge. We have to mention a couple of our friends out there: Listener Stefan from Germany has a podcast aptly named The CocktailPodcast and is suited for our friends and fans who speak German. Yes, tiki does exist all over the globe! Check out the drink centric podcast by a man who knows a thing or two about drinking and the art of making drink. You can also check out a blog we just became aware of, The Pegu Blog which has been temporarily renamed The Tiki Blog for the month of February. Blogger Doug Winship has written both many of the great tiki podcasts that are currently producing shows and some that are dormant. Other fun stuff for this week includes creating a Las Vegas disguise kit, exotic story time based on a randomly selected song and the much over due ruling in California: Prop 8 has been ruled to be unconstitutional by the 9th circuit court. This isn't about gay marriage people. It's about civil rights and allowing all adults to be equal in the eyes of the law. Religion has nothing to do with it. Can you feel me? Good! Enjoy the show and Mahalo. As mentioned, visit the blog of Tiki Chris Pinto and grab a Tiki Noir book for the pool or settle into a dark corner of any bar.
Colonel Beach's Plantation Punch (courtesy Beachbum Berry's "Tiki +" app for iPhone)
1 ounce lime juice
2 ounces pineapple juice (unsweetened)
2 ounces dark Jamaican Rum
1 ounce gold Puerto Rican Rum
1/2 ounce Barbados Rum
1/2 ounce falernum
1 dash bitters
6 drops Pernod or Anisette
2 ounces ginger beer
Shake all but ginger beer with ice in a shaker. Pour ginger beer into shaker, stir or swirl and pour unstrained into large tumbler filed with crushed ice. Garnish with lime and mint.