267 The Tiki Gods Defy Mayan Apocalypse

SQ Laguna Orange
SQ Laguna Orange

Aloha and welcome to the Zen Tiki Lounge, the tiki bar that lives in your head.  Sunshine, Starshine and Kalani sit at the bar for the first time this new year.  Sunshine is very happy to now own a turntable and has converted some exotica albums for the podcast.  This week we listen to Arthur Lyman's Hawaiian Sunset and Martin Denny's Quiet Village.  Can't go wrong with those two classic examples of great vintage exotica.  Our cocktail this week was inspired by all the fresh citrus we have ripening in Southern California.  Fresh grapefruit, limes and oranges combine with El Dorado 15, Plantation 5 and 10 Cane rums, a little homemade falernum and some brown sugar syrup.  A zesty drink packed with vitamin C and exotic spices.  Speaking of vinyl albums, Kalani brought in some more classics like Carmen Miranda, Hilo Hattie and Webley Edwards.  Plenty to keep us relaxing on our bar stools during the next few podcasts.  And if you ever wanted to hear the ladies sing you will love this episode.  A stiff drink removes just enough inhibition for a spontaneous duet of Kokomo.  Fun! We are proud to say that our good friend Everett Peacock has just published another book!  Escape from Hanalei will entice you to visit the islands and experience that relaxation and paradise that you have dreamed up.  Listen to this episode to find out how you can get a copy in either paperback or kindle versions.  That is if you want to participate in our little game.  You can also get the book right now, click here!

The Unnamed Cocktail

1 ounce El Dorado 15

1 ounce Plantation 5

1 ounce 10 Cane

3 ounces fresh grapefruit, lime and orange juices, any proportion you like

1/2 ounce falernum, homemade is best

1/2 ounce brown sugar syrup

Add all to blender and pulse with 2 cups crushed or cracked ice.  Pour into large tiki mug and enjoy a stiff cocktail packed with cold fighting vitamin C ;)