We like to please our listeners. A few requests rolled in recently to have another co host join us on the podcast. Someone from the tiki community who is also fun behind the microphone. Susan Nelson stepped up to the invite and joined Sunshine in the Zen Tiki Lounge for a fun hour of drinking and conversation. Susan is one of the few people besides Rory Snyder who has been to all 10 Tiki Caliente events, plus many many more around Southern California over the past 14 years. If you see Susan at an event, stop and say Aloha. Listen to the show to hear our chat about preferences in spirits, tiki travels and a few tips on keeping the party going without getting stopped by the barf fairy. Below left, Susan and Sunshine enjoy POOL DRINK. Below Center an assortment of fresh fruit with a pineapple salsa and Chile lime seasoning for dipping and eating. Below right, POOL DRINK and fresh fruit for dipping. Listen for more details on the drink and snacks.
After discovering that Gin is Susans least favorite booze, Sunshine brings out two of his favorites for her to try. Wouldn't you know it, Susan may like good Gin a little more than she though. Below left is St. Augustine Gin which was sent in by listener Frank. St. Augustine is distilled in Florida and is one of the most lime forward gins with many botanicals creating a complex and smooth gin. Below right is Calwise Big Sur Gin. This particular gin is very floral and medium sweet. Mix this one with limeade for a simple and quick drink or in your favorite gimlet or martini. We love them both. Explore beyond rum.