243 Drink Enough Rum And Your Tiki Bar Becomes A Time Machine

Some treats are sweet.  Some treats are good simply because it's a surprise.  We really aren't sure which category this weeks podcast fits into.  But, we dug deep into the annals of Zen Tiki Lounge and found episode #28.  This was recorded so long ago we weren't even sure of the date.  Your original ZTL hosts were Sunshine and Pumpkin.  We had not yet found our true tiki selves yet but just wanted to get behind the bar and record.  And thats what we did.  You will recognize the voices even though the audio quality is a bit rough, the rest of the show will seem foreign to those of you that have been listening to the most recent episodes.  Some things remain a constant.  The show starts with a  cocktail, the Yellowbird.  Which, continues to be Pumpkins favorite drink after all these years.  For whatever reason there are random bits of music and sound effects in the background that don't seem to have anything to do with what we are talking about.  Hey, it was 2006!  Before posting the show we put in an intro with a little context, a great big shout out to Tiki Caliente 4 which has rooms and tickets on sale now.  Then, we added music from The Revomatics at the end of the show.  Visit their site for details on upcoming shows, how to get their limited edition vinyl and also find their music in iTunes.  If our friends and fans like this throwback we may do more of them in the future.  Let us know what you think and post replies to this blog.  Cheers and Mahalo! Yellow Bird

2 ounce pineapple juice

2 ounces fresh orange juice

3/4 ounce creme de banana

1.5 ounces amber rum (Appleton or Cruzan are great in this drink)

Simply shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass with more crushed ice.  Garnish with orange wheel and cherries on a skewer.  Careful, this one sneaks up on you.