399.898 Hopping Mai Tais On The Las Vegas Strip

399.898 Hopping Mai Tais On The Las Vegas Strip

just back from Las Vegas, Sunshine shares his experience of ordering mai tais from 6 different sin city casino bars just to see what would happen. Some bars were certainly better than others and those you may think would serve the better drink didn't necessarily do so. 

Also on this episode are some quick updates on our upcoming 400th podcast celebration which will be held at The Reef Palm Springs @ The Caliente Tropics hotel. Be there September 29 from 11am to 3pm for signature ZTL cocktails, great food, LIVE podcast recording and you may be chosen to play Whats In Kalani's Bra!

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399.57 Blended Drinks With Beachbum Berry, Golden Girls Mad Libs And Circa Caliente

399.57 Blended Drinks With Beachbum Berry, Golden Girls Mad Libs And Circa Caliente

Aloha and Welcome to the Zen Tiki Lounge. Join Sunshine and Pumpkin on this episode of the podcast. By request we are sipping a blended drink called the Headhunter. Also on this episode: a taste of Mulata de Cuba, new bar set up tips, barware suggestions for the beginner, a short list of easy to find rums that everyone should have, update on our 400th episode celebration coming 9/29/2018 in Palm Springs and lots more.  

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390 Russian Trolls And Spy Music

390 Russian Trolls And Spy Music

On this episode we share the winners of the Circa Caliente room crawl.  14 rooms joined the crawl and participated in the inaugural year.  Below are the winners of Best Drink, Best Decor and Best Overall Room.  To all who participated we send a huge Mahalo for your hard work and dedication to such a fun event.  Without all of our hosts the event would be 14 cocktails less fun.  Cheers!

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388 A Visit to Woodinville Whiskey Company, Four Leaf Spirits and SeaSpirits

388 A Visit to Woodinville Whiskey Company, Four Leaf Spirits and SeaSpirits

On a recent trip home from Alaska we stopped in Seattle and ran into a few distilleries we had not visited before. Just across from the Chateau St. Michelle winery are a handful of distilleries worth visiting.  If you like rum and we know you do there are several places of mention that you may not want to miss.  Also on this show, Sunshine shares his Nana's family pasta recipe and a Circa Caliente update.  

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387 On Location At The Taki Tiki, Home Of Tiki Trail

387 On Location At The Taki Tiki, Home Of Tiki Trail

After months of schedule planning we finally made it to the Tacki Tiki home of Tiki Trail.  Jeff and Vicki welcomed us into their home tiki bar for cocktails, wonderful food and a great time.  The Tacki Tiki is the home bar of Jeff and Vicki Ballard, many years in the making and full of kitsch and shared memories.  Like many home bars each corner is filled with items collected from travels and personal interests.  When you listen to to the podcast you will hear us talk about some of the significance of the various pieces of decor in the bar.  

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386 Visiting The Royal Hawaiian With Cinnamon Passion Punch

386 Visiting The Royal Hawaiian With Cinnamon Passion Punch

On a much needed trip to Laguna Beach, Sunshine Tiki and a dozen friends in tow re-visited the Royal Hawaiian.  We had checked out the tiki classic after it reopened in 2015.  On that visit there was a lot to be desired.  But, after seeing all the work that Bamboo Ben had put into the place and with his strong recommendation we gave RH another go.  Without giving much away, we had a great time.  Listen to the podcast to hear our experience recorded during our visit.

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385 POG GROG And All You Can Eat Salad Bars With Music By Kris Dale

385 POG GROG And All You Can Eat Salad Bars With Music By Kris Dale

Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start...  you know the drill, cocktails first, then get the music going and let's see what this podcast has for you.  Great music, drinks and the usual shenanigans from everyones favorite dimly lit tiki bar that lives in your head.  

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