Sunshine had joked for some time that he wants to be the Huell Howser of home tiki bars. Lucky for us we have listeners who already wanted us to stop by their home tiki bars/lounges/homes. So we are very please to be invited to The Orange Escape, a tiki hideaway crated on the lanai of a home in Orange County, California. The audio podcast this week will be best enjoyed by sitting back with a large cocktail (since we ain’t giving out the recipe this week) and pretending you are visiting the Orange Escape with us. We play drinking trivia, share tips on vintage dress making, batching your own cocktail syrups, creating a tiki mask, appetizers, weight loss, a very cool tiki art project called Tiki Community Traveling Sketch Book! And ya know what? Theres a whole lot more squeezed in there as well. Cheers and Mahalo
What a joy it is to have Pumpkin in the lounge with us this week. Her discourse on encouraging women to wear to BBQ scented body oil is nothing short of amazing. Her belief is that women will bag that next husband by smelling like cured meats. Hmmmmmm? She also ponders her boyfriends wish to have her dress up like a slutty super hero for Halloween. Sunshine totally supports this costume idea. And, let it be said. Pumpkin is pretty good at sluttin herself up when she wants to. We do answer some listener mail, including Halloween Punch recipes and fun things to do in your tiki bar for the most wicked holiday of the year. We give advice on last minute Halloween costumes, throwing an impromptu party and ask our listeners their thoughts on the current tiki/pop revivial. Pumpkin shares thoughts on turning Better Homes and Gardensclassic recipes into vegan masterpieces. Sunshine goes on and on about bringing jello back to the center of American dessert table.
Before you listen to the podcast this week you better gather up your booze and make some Palm Springs Punch. Our cocktail this week is great for one or a hundred. Palm Springs mixologist Rory “Wildsville” man Snyder wanted to share his punch recipe with us, and this is just one more reason to look forward to Tiki Caliente III this May 20-22. Over two dozen faithful listeners pledged to mix up some punch while listening, we are literally drinking this cocktail all over the world. And speaking of Tiki Caliente, Sunshine brings us the tiki news segment. Get the dates and info for just about every big event this Summer. Next we try filtering cheap rum to see if we can stretch our dollar in this tough economy. Did we? Listen to find out. We also continue to support efforts to raise money for relief in Japan after the earthquakes and tsunami. Don’t let this tragedy become old news until people get the help they need. And theres a lot more show squeezed in between.
Palm Springs Punch by Rory Snyder
1 1/2 oz of Coruba Spiced Rum
1/2 oz Trip Sec
1/2 oz Creme De Noyaux
…1 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Sweet n Sour
stir with ice, top with cherry and orange slice..
Sunshine and Starshine are getting ready for the spookiest Halloween yet. The giant punch bowl will be filled with “The Witches Minge” punch. Sure to get all your creeps and ghouls in the mood for a frightful evening in your tiki bar or any other room of the house. Just as scary is the launch of Windows 7 and the awesome videos on youtube. Have you seen the Windows 7 Launch Party? If not, you must. Quite possily one of the most horrible marketing campaigns ever thought up. But we can all sit back and poke fun at the retardedness. We give you plenty of other reasons to listen this week so tune in to hear them all. And, don’t forget to tell at least one friend about the podcast so you can spread us like VD.
Try “The Witches Minge”
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 oz passion fruit vodka
1 oz amber rum (Mt. Gay works well)
Squeeze of lemon juice
Toss everything in your shaker with ice. Pour into tiki mug filled with crushed ice. Garnish with pineapple spear. You can also make a large batch and serve in a punch bowl, float an ice ring in the punch bowl.
It may seem far to early to bring you the merry and exotic sounds of the holidays. But, because the actual reality of exotica Xmas music is relatively rare we thought we should tell you where to get it early. Sunshine shares a few artists that endeavored to mix polynesian percussion with the usual kitch of the season. Arthur Lyman is most notable, probably the best example of this sub genre. Music alone does not put the holidays right, so we bring you an island inspired hot punch cocktail that will please even the Virgin imbiber. Think pineapple, spices, honey and your favorite rum. Outstanding after a heavy meal, its like dessert in a tiki mug. All things festive put aside, Sunshine and Pumpkin each share some much pent up bitching. Our recent listener email suggests that a good bitch fest was in order anyway. We aim to please. Ted Haggard, Paula Abdul, dumbasses in minivans and artificial sweetners are just some of the bashed. So sit back, drink your hot pineapple tea and spin yourself a vintage holiday….a little early.
This weeks drink: Hot Pineapple Tea
1 can Dole pineapple juice (try to find NOT from concentrate), 1/4 cup honey. 3 cinnamon sticks broken in a few pieces, 3 peppermint tea bags.
On the stove top or in a crock pot, add all ingredients except the tea bags. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer. Add tea bags, brewing tea for approx 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags. Serve as is, or as we do here in the Zen Tiki Lounge: add 1 to 1.5 ounces of your favorite rum to one glass of the tea. We recommend Bacardi O, Captain Morgan spiced rum, Sailor Jerry, Myers Dark just to name a few.