Sunshine and Pumpkin are back together in the Zen Tiki Lounge doing what they do best. Cocktails, chit chat and shenanigans. Pumpkin has just returned from New Zealand with some tales of her two week visit. Not to mention she vents a little about the wild goose chase for New Zealand rums that don’t exist. We try more Rum Jumbie which is quickly becoming our favorite new rum based spirit, hard to find but worth it. Sunshine helps out a listener with some tips for planting your own ginger garden. Rather than read listener mail we decide to share our iTunes comments. The good, bad and ugly…..all publicity is good publicity. But to bring our overall iTunes reviews to better accuracy we ask all our listeners to do a review of their own. Just be sure you have an iTunes log in and tell everyone in podcast land what you think about the show.
Sunshine, Starshine and Kalani are all in the Zen Tiki Lounge this episode bringing you a politically charged show. Sunshine tells more stories of his recent trip to Flaaarida and the Hukilau 2009, as well as the Bahia Cabana and the world famous Mai Kai. Feeling like you may have missed out? Well be sure to visit TikiOasis.com and get your tix for the upcoming west coast tiki extravaganza. Lets not forget the politics, sometimes world events are some of the best reasons to drink. Mostly to forget. Worried about North Korea or Iran? Well blend yourself a nice drink and let us do the bitching for you. Sunshine has put a bounty on Kim Jong-il. So if our cranky little world neighbors aren’t enough of a reason to visit the lounge we promise to give you many more in this very special podcast.
You have heard us talking about Hukilau for many months now and its time to tell everyone about all the fun they missed. Sunshine journeyed from the dimly lit Zen Tiki Lounge to the bright and sunny coast of Fort Lauderdale for this years Hukilau 2009. Starshine joins Sunshine in the lounge to drink a splendid new cocktail discovered in Key West at the Rum Barrel. While in Flaaarida we met many a great tikiphiles and imbibed many new cocktails as well as the old favorites. Bumping into listeners of the podcast was not only fun by a great chance to put facebook/myspace names to real people. Sunshine also had a chance to see the premiere of Tikimentary, a great short film about the phenomenom that is Tiki. Duda Leite spent a good deal of time putting this film together and we were lucky enough to be there for the Hukilau premiere. This is just part 1 of 2 for the Hukilau recap, be sure to listen to the next episode to hear all about the world famous Mai Kai and much more.