On this episode of ZTL podcast Sunshine, Starshine and Kalani try our latest cocktail creation, Mrs. Kravitz’ Daydream. Sunshine was inspired by the Bewitched character who was the frequent victim of witchcraft and a medaling mother in law. If Gladys was sipping this drink before peeping through her window it may explain a few things. Also on this show: Ice Made Clear is the latest ice making device that actually seems to make clear ice. A quick update on Tiki Caliente 11. Some anecdotal conversation about how difficult it is to be a cocktail server in a casino. Fun new bottle LED lights to brighten your bar. Nude zamboni operators and more.
If you would like to make the cocktail featured in this episode we do recommend you try to find ingredients as similar as possible but with the understanding that the plum and vanilla liquor from Edinburgh Gin isn’t easy to find stateside. We did find that you can approximate this liquor by using equal parts plum wine and a vanilla spirit that is approximately 25% alcohol by volume.
Below left is a shot of the battery operated fairy lights that fit inside an empty bottle. The batter compartment looks like a cork and we found that the batteries last for about 8 hours and can be replaced. Many of these are available online, just search for “bottle LED lights” and you will get several options. Below right is the Ice Made Clear ice maker. This was a kickstarter that Sunshine signed up fort a year ago and now we finally have our kit. Of all the clear ice makers we have tried this one is the best. One key is starting with warm/hot tap water to ensure the clearest ice. The kit comes with two molds and you can order other shapes later.
On February 2nd 2019 wristbands will go on sale for Tiki Caliente 11. The main hotel is sold out but you can still join the fun with a wristband and booking in a neighboring hotel. The crew of ZTL will be there helping organize the room crawl and hosting our own party on Friday night. The event is limited to just 600 people so that everyone has plenty of space and we keep a semi cozy feel. Pool, cocktails, music, art, symposiums, food and shenanigans for four days! Join us in May.