104 Sarah Palin in the lounge

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.