Aloha, and welcome to the Zen Tiki Lounge. It has been a few weeks since we got back in the lounge and recorded a podcast. Sunshine, Starshine and Campari Kraken are all here this week. On his first visit, the renowned Kampari Kraken introduced himself as the worlds most famous tiki bar psychic. This time, Campari sips a cocktail that Sunshine named in his honor and reflects on the difficulties of traveling via flying carpet when the weather is damp. No one likes a wet carpet. Campari also answers a few listener questions, if you consider his responses answers. Starshine shares of her excitement for a quickly approaching Las Vegas trip that will include a visit to Frankies Tiki Room and the Rhum Bar, our two favorite places in sin city to grab well crafted rum drinks. If you haven’t been to Frankies, we recommend going while the sun is still up. This helps you experience the stark contrast of the Vegas sun and the dimly lit interior of a classic looking tiki bar complete with bamboo decor, carved tikis, hanging puffer fish and a few of their exclusive tiki mugs. And don’t forget the cocktails. A complete list of drinks is available by clicking the link above. Sunshine will tell you not to be afraid of their high proof drinks like Bender Ender and Wild Watusi. And, over at Rhum Bar you can find some Cuba and Florida inspired libations. Their zombie isn’t quite the traditional because it lacks the anise flavor, which for some is why the like this zombie so much. An ample selection of rum for mixing and sipping is also available at this bright and airy watering hole. Well, there is plenty more squeezed into this show. So listen for all the rest. Sunshine plays one of his favorite tunes at the end, Passage to Papeetee by Kahuna Kawentzmann. A true gem of a tune that takes you to the mystical island of your choice. Cheers and Mahalo.
Campari Kraken Cocktail
1.5 ounces Kraken Rum
.5 ounce Campari
2.5 ounces white grapefruit juice
.25 ounce fresh lemon juice
.5 ounce Orgeat
1 dash orange bitters (Angostura Orange bitters work best)
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with long curl of grapefruit peel. Now you will be able to see the future.