We love our tiki drinks. Any excuse to jump behind the bar and mix up something new and fun. On this episode we have some new and different tiki drinks from the just released cocktail book by Kahuna Kevin. This is number three in his tiki cocktails series appropriately named Kahuna Kevin's Tiki Cocktails Vol III. We proudly have all three installments here in the Zen Tiki Lounge and have mixed a many cocktails from each of the first two books. There are many reasons to add these well illustrated, water resistant (booze splash resistant) books to your collection. From the point of view of a bartender, they stand up on the bar while you are mixing becuase they are spiral bound and made with thick paper. We love that! Most importantly Kevin knows his way around a rum drink. Whether you have the time for a quick 5 ingredient shaken drink or want a compound chemistry experiment for your taste buds, Kevin has you covered. Volume three adds the familiar tiki skull and cross bones to indicate how potent a drink may be. We went straight for a four red skull and bones but you can find a recipe with up seven if you really want to knock your socks off. Listen to this episode to hear much more about our new favorite cocktail compendium. Get the book here...KahunaKevin.com plus the previous two volumes and find more via @Kahuna_Kevin and on facebook at Kahuna Kevins Rum Cocktails. And on Instagram.
Thanks to Kahuna Kevin our next conversation dives right into the current political climate. These things are best discussed after a cocktail or two and Pumpkin and Sunshine share a love for Bernie Sanders along with poking fun at the almost two dozen GOP candidates. But all kidding aside, we are an equal opportunity bunch of pokers. Every current and upcoming candidate deserves our disgust to some degree.
Perhaps least important on this episode of ZTL podcast is a short diatribe on those funky freezer smells that can ruin your ice and therefor your cocktail. Don't let this happen to you.
Finally, we give a little nod to the art of Dirk Yates. We just received our hand crafted box set of Liars Dice shipped right from the Dirk Yates studio. On next weeks episode we will learn to play the game and possibly do so while trying a new Kahuna Kevin cocktail.