258 We Spy On Tiki Oasis

For the first time in 6 years, the hosts of Zen Tiki Lounge are not attending Tiki Oasis.  Sometimes life just pulls you in another direction.  But we wanted to feel as close as we could without actually being there.  This weeks podcast is filled with spy themed music and a cocktail fit for any female spy professional.  Music by Henri Mancini, The Exotics, Hugo Montenegro and many others.  And because this is the first time we have been in the lounge in over a month, Sunshine, Starshine and Kalani have plenty to talk about.  Sunshine is super excited about a new non metal flask he found that helps you smuggle booze into concerts.  Check out SharkSkinzz.com to find out where you can get your sneaky flask.  And so much more.  Cheers Garden Variety Spy

1.5 ounces Gin

.5 ounces Lychee Liquor

1 ounce Cranberry Juice (not cocktail)

.3 ounce Lime Juice

.5 ounce Simple Syrup

1 tblsp Diced Cucumber

1 tblsp Diced Celery

Muddle veggies in shaker.  Add all other ingredients and shake with a cup of crushed ice.  Pour into chilled cocktail glass and garnish by floating a thinly sliced cucumber on top.  Adjust lime juice and simple syrup to taste.    Use a Gin with ample aromatics, nothing too cheap or harsh.