110 Tiki drinks make the holidays brighter!

Aloha Tiki Friends!  Pumpkin is out of the lounge this week, so Starshine dropped by for cocktails and shenanigans.  We both wanted a little bit of holiday cheer so the holiday tunes are playing and the stories are reminiscing.  To fully enjoy the moment I whipped up both a hot cocktail and a nice cordial for dessert.  Both are great for any of you holiday outings, mix some up for friends.  After her first drinky, Starshine got a little unprofessional and we wouldn't have it any other way.  Do you remember the Christmas sausage from way back, she asked?  Who wouldn't.  And what about drag queens robbing jewelry stores, cleansing your colon, jogging off the celebratory calories and poking fun at the Brits for their version of what we call English.  Enjoy yourself with us.  We sure did. Drink of the Week: The cold killer

1 tsp honey, 1 peppermint tea bag, 2 Ricola coughdrops, 5 oz boiling water, 1 oz vanilla vodka

In an Irish coffee mug, pour in boiling water on top of coughdrops.  Brew tea bag for just one minute and remove.  Add honey, lemon and the vodka last.  Drink one or two of these to make most colds blow away.

109 Holiday Music for your Tiki Bar

It may seem far to early to bring you the merry and exotic sounds of the holidays.  But, because the actual reality of exotica Xmas music is relatively rare we thought we should tell you where to get it early.  Sunshine shares a few artists that endeavored to mix polynesian percussion with the usual kitch of the season.  Arthur Lyman is most notable, probably the best example of this sub genre.  Music alone does not put the holidays right, so we bring you an island inspired hot punch cocktail that will please even the Virgin imbiber.  Think pineapple, spices, honey and your favorite rum.  Outstanding after a heavy meal, its like dessert in a tiki mug.  All things festive put aside, Sunshine and Pumpkin each share some much pent up bitching.  Our recent listener email suggests that a good bitch fest was in order anyway.  We aim to please.  Ted Haggard, Paula Abdul, dumbasses in minivans and artificial sweetners are just some of the bashed.  So sit back, drink your hot pineapple tea and spin yourself a vintage holiday....a little early. This weeks drink: Hot Pineapple Tea

1 can Dole pineapple juice (try to find NOT from concentrate), 1/4 cup honey. 3 cinnamon sticks broken in a few pieces, 3 peppermint tea bags.

On the stove top or in a crock pot, add all ingredients except the tea bags.  Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer.  Add tea bags, brewing tea for approx 10 minutes.  Remove the tea bags.  Serve as is, or as we do here in the Zen Tiki Lounge: add 1 to 1.5 ounces of your favorite rum to one glass of the tea.  We recommend Bacardi O, Captain Morgan spiced rum, Sailor Jerry, Myers Dark just to name a few.