One never knows when brilliance will strike. But when it does, pour a cocktail. Or 4, or 5. Sunshine had the idea of inviting listeners (who pass a short background check) into the Zen Tiki Lounge to show off their cocktail mixing/making skills. Think of it as a Progressive Tiki Drink Night. Over the course of the evening we dried 4 unique drinks, each one a good deal different than the previous. And as you may imagine there was an air of inebriation throughout the lounge. So rather than go into detail that is better heard than read, enjoy this weeks look into our world. Hear the Revomatics at the conclusion of this podcast. Two of Sunshines favorite tracks on the current albu: Pipeline and Apache.
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Enjoy the Break 3 cocktail from Listener Kevin. Make the spiced syrup first and enjoy. Cheers!
"Using a hammer or other blunt object, break up 3 sticks of cinnamon, 2 whole cloves, ¼ teaspoon cardamom seeds and 2 generous tablespoons allspice berries. Add the broken up (but not completely pulverized) spices to 3 cups of water in a small saucepan. Boil vigorously until reduced by half, then strain out the spices. Return the spiced water to the pan and add 1½ cups of sugar. Simmer over low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly. Cool before using." Adding some all-spice berries isn't a bad thing either. I also up the cardamom because I think it makes for a unique taste. The Brake 3 1 oz Coruba 1 oz Cruzan light 3/4 oz lime juice 1/2 oz grapefruit juice 3/4 oz spice syrup 3/4 oz apricot brandy.
The Brake 3
1 oz Coruba
1 oz Cruzan light
3/4 oz lime juice
1/2 oz grapefruit juice
3/4 oz spice syrup
3/4 oz apricot brandy
Shake with ice cubes and pour unstrained into a double old-fashioned glass. Optionally top with a splash of club soda. Garnish as you like. Mint is a good choice.