Lets face it, a good stiff drink makes it easier for even the most uptight person to discuss politics. Sunshine and Kalani certainly don’t need a cocktail for conversation about the subjects like “don’t ask, don’t tell” or gay marriage. This episode is not all serious matters, we also discuss how helpful a good dose of ginger can be, both in your drink and to curb many ailments. Mint is another great herb our cocktails can’t do without. And we have plenty of listener mail and comments as well. Enjoy!
Sunshine was observing that Suze Orman may be the queen of the cougars. Cougars are getting a lot of hype lately and Suze the money guru really knows how to get what she wants. Pumpkin changes the subject to Jesus and the commercialization of the Christian religion. What does Jesus have to do with Halloween? Nothing! However John McCain and Sarah Palin will do everything they can to ban Halloween altogether. But thats not all. Sunshine shares some of his favorite zen sleep music. Have trouble sleeping like Sunshine? Then go get yourself some of these selections for meditation and sleep And much much more.
Drink of the Week
1oz Voyant (or any chai liqueur)
1/2oz high proof cinnamon schnapps
This cocktail or shooter is just in time for Halloween and makes a good addition to any holiday party all the way till Thanksgiving. Put all ingredients in a shaker with crushed ice and shake for at least 30 seconds. You want some good froth and dilution of the ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass and serve very cold.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if crazy people were pulling all the strings? So do we. Thats why we spend so much time this week talking about Sarah Palin and her crazy ass run for the white house. Jesus Christ already, we get it…..you are exactly what America needs. But here in the lounge we aren’t quite going along wit that. So, first we had a cocktail or two. Then we roll played to see what might really happen if Sarah Palin were in the white house. Then we cried. Not everthing this week is so heavy. Sunshine gives some party planning tips for Halloween and keeping it tiki. If you try making our cocktail of the week be sure to prepare the holiday brew a day ahead.
Drink of the week: Island Trick
4oz apple juice or cider
3/4 oz dark rum
3/4 oz cointreau
3/4 oz holiday brew
In a heat proof mug or irish coffee mug, add the heated apple juice (make it nice and hot cause it will cool when you add the other ingredients. Add rum, cointreau and holiday brew. Give a gentle stir. Serve hot and top with fresh whipped cream. This “Island Trick” will sneak up on you, be careful.
To make the Holiday Brew: keep this around from fall to winter
1 large lemon
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup Bacardi 151 gold
In a container with lid add rum, zest of the lemon, vanilla, almond and cinnamon. Cover and let sit for at lest 12 hours. Strain out zest and cinnamon with a coffee filter over another bowl. Add mixture to water, sugar and the juice of one lemon. Shake well till sugar disolves. Keeps in fridge for about 60 days.
This weeks episode is a little sick in more than one way. Not only was Sunshine deathly ill from a killer cold, but Pumpkin felt like discussing a subject that many of you may find extremely revolting. Sunshine gets up on his soap box to warn everyone about the evils of concentrated pineapple juice as it is one of the needed ingredients for many a tiki cocktail. Check those lables carefully or you may end up with a poor tasting mai tai. Our regular listeners were very active in the past few weeks, giving us lots of subject matter and even some Music. Thank you to Peter for the cool 80′s tunes and listener Don for the feedback on a previous show topic, the merkin. Because Sunshine was so ill he didn’t conjure up a new cocktail so we had some old favorites instead. Try a Yellow Bird for example, always a crowd pleaser and Pumpkins favorite cocktail.
Drink of the Week
3oz Pineapple juice (not from concentrate)
1oz banana schnapps
1oz coconut rum
Use a small hurricane glass for this one. Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice and pour into chilled glass with cubed ice. This drink is for those with a sweet tooth. Don’t like em so sweet? Try a squeeze of lime, it works well with this cocktail.