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.Read More
This episode of ZTL is very special. Pumpkin has blessed us with her "witty" form of conversation which is usually enjoyed in small doses such as this one hour podcast. The show begins with a perfectly appropriate summer libation, the Sand Trap. After just one Sand Trap, Pumpkin becomes mentally stuck in her usual low brow rolling thought train that includes bedroom things she does not do, memories of being a mall rat and a strange rant about Yma Sumac running into a volcano.Read More
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Below: Sunshine Tiki takes you on a quick preview of room party hosted by Zen Tiki Lounge at Tiki Caliente 10 in Palm Springs, May 2018
Those of us who attend weekend long tiki parties often have a hard time explaining to others what we did for 3-5 days. The best way is to show you. Below you see lots of fantastic cocktails from all those who hosted on the crawl this year at Tiki Caliente 10. Room themes were outstanding as you can see. Pirates, mermaids, casino, Godzilla and Monkeys just to name a few.
On this episode Starshine, Sunshine and Kalani share their nerd for May the 4th otherwise known as May the 4th be with you. While sipping a nice tropical cocktail made with Stolen Smoked Rum. Exotica music in our dimly lit tiki bar. And much more. Full podcast recap coming soon, for now listen to the show. Just hit play above or subscribe via iTunes, Overcast FM or the RSS feed of your choice.Read More
At the top of this episode Sunshine Tiki begins sipping one of his favorite cocktails, the Tahitian Exotique (Below) and listening great exotica from Arthur Lyman. The drink and music are a quick way to set the mood and imagine you are in your very own dimly lit tiki bar. On this episode is an interview Rory Snyder from the Reef Palm Springs during the 1 year anniversary, listener mail, the spinning vinyl of Arthur Lyman: Aloha Amigo and select other exotica.Read More
Below left, Sunshine Tiki and Kalani enjoy Bitter Harbor in the Zen Tiki Lounge. Our newest tropical cocktail with fresh grapefruit and lemon juices along with several rums and bitters. We sported our green for St. Pattys day and sipped more than a few drinks. On the right we cooked up a pulled pork style slider made with jackfruit in a tangy BBQ sauce. This meat like alternative does have a slightly different texture than pulled pork, it is a little softer but not slimy or chewy. Cooked up and on a Kings Hawaiian role this stuff from The Jackfruit Company is a great bar snack that your vegan and meat eating friends will like.
Join the entire crew from ZTL podcast at Tiki Caliente 10 this May. Hard to believe this event has now been going for a decade. The fun times and room parties may start to blend together in your inebriated mind. So lets do it again. Sunny and warm Palm Springs is begging you to visit and attend the hottest event this May.
Also, join our Tiki Caliente Room Crawl page on facebook so you get all the info about the 14 plus rooms and parties on the crawl. And, there are still slots open (as of March 23) if you want to host. to host you do need a room at the Caliente Tropics and a desire to make a cocktail for up to 100 people. Amateurs and pros are welcome.
Its Oscar night and Sunshine wants nothing to do with it. Who needs to see a bunch of entitled people get dressed up and ramble on about all the "amazing" things they have done? Not us! Thats a perfect time for a quick podcast with lite commentary and lots of exotica. This show will best be enjoyed with a nice rum drink and a set of headphones. Sip a Rumhattan in your dimly lit corner and enjoy 45 minutes of vintage exotica recorded from vinyl.Read More