137 The Mini Bar Party with Michael Jackson

137 The Mini Bar Party with Michael Jackson

This episode was originally recorded 7/4/2009. Our views and comments about Michael Jackson are somewhat different a decade later. Sunshine and Starshine in the lounge this week.  After some fairly painful dental work Sunshine is a bit under the influence of numbing agents so our drink this week is not the usual poison.  Using Beachbum Berry's iPhone app we find a great coffee cocktail called Otto's Grotto.  Try this one after dinner, with dessert etc.  Our subjects this week range from the west coast to the east.

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414 Vegan Missionaries Downfall And The Bar Flies Who Like Them More Than Marvel Super Hero Movies

414 Vegan Missionaries Downfall And The Bar Flies Who Like Them More Than Marvel Super Hero Movies

Sunshine and Pumpkin hopped onto the bar stools for this episode on a warm June afternoon. When Pumpkin is in the lounge we have blends drinks. Sunshine does NOT have many of these blended cocktails in his recipe book so turning to classic drink recipes is always a good idea. Missionaries Downfall from the Total Tiki app by Beachbum Berry. Conversation on this episode includes: Super hero movies just need to stop, Golden Tiki Las Vegas has new food items and great new decor, memories of the first ZTL podcasts, dead raccoons in the ceiling of our old apartment, a tiki bar t-shirt club giveaway and more.

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380.5 Tiki Caliente, Room Party Do's and Dont's and the Death of Avocado Toast

380.5 Tiki Caliente, Room Party Do's and Dont's and the Death of Avocado Toast

This is a re post of an episode from 2017 upated for this of you asking about hosting room parties. This will be our last episode before attending Tiki Caliente 9, the yearly event in Palm Springs where we happily spend 3.5 days enjoying the company of old and new friends of our tiki community.  We discuss how to plan a room party, how to mix 100 drinks at a time, tips for staying hydrated in the desert and a few other odds and ends.  Mix a drink from our list of easy to build tiki drinks and enjoy the show.

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397 Jackfruit And Tiki Drinks In The Bitter Harbor

Below left, Sunshine Tiki and Kalani enjoy Bitter Harbor in the Zen Tiki Lounge. Our newest tropical cocktail with fresh grapefruit and lemon juices along with several rums and bitters. We sported our green for St. Pattys day and sipped more than a few drinks.  On the right we cooked up a pulled pork style slider made with jackfruit in a tangy BBQ sauce.  This meat like alternative does have a slightly different texture than pulled pork, it is a little softer but not slimy or chewy.  Cooked up and on a Kings Hawaiian role this stuff from The Jackfruit Company is a great bar snack that your vegan and meat eating friends will like.  

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We have tried the BBQ, Tex Mex and Teriyaki versions of this tropical meat substitute.  BBQ and Tex Mex seem to be the best flavor and texture combinations.  Vegan deliciousness.  

We have tried the BBQ, Tex Mex and Teriyaki versions of this tropical meat substitute.  BBQ and Tex Mex seem to be the best flavor and texture combinations.  Vegan deliciousness.  


Join the entire crew from ZTL podcast at Tiki Caliente 10 this May.  Hard to believe this event has now been going for a decade.  The fun times and room parties may start to blend together in your inebriated mind.  So lets do it again.  Sunny and warm Palm Springs is begging you to visit and attend the hottest event this May.  

Also, join our Tiki Caliente Room Crawl page on facebook so you get all the info about the 14 plus rooms and parties on the crawl.  And, there are still slots open (as of March 23) if you want to host.  to host you do need a room at the Caliente Tropics and a desire to make a cocktail for up to 100 people.  Amateurs and pros are welcome.  

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394 Chloroform and Vegan Crab Rangoon Could Make This The Best Tiki Bar Ever!

394 Chloroform and Vegan Crab Rangoon Could Make This The Best Tiki Bar Ever!

Three hosts in the lounge for this episode of ZTL.  Our drink is not one of our originals but comes from the Total Tiki app by Beachbum Berry.  If you had only one app filled with tiki drinks, details instructions, history and an ingredient database...this is the one you want. Best Year was chosen as our drink because Sunshine vowed to try new things.

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391 A Vegan Birthday Ambush For Pumpkin With The Yellowbird Cocktail

391 A Vegan Birthday Ambush For Pumpkin With The Yellowbird Cocktail

WARNING!!! All three Ladies of the lounge appear in this episode.  Let the cat wrangling begin.

We begin with a cocktail as always.  Pumpkin is surprise to find the Yellowbird in the cocktail shaker.  Her favorite cocktail she discovered on a cruise many years ago.

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384 Passion Fruit Cocktails And A Call For Psychotherapy Help

384 Passion Fruit Cocktails And A Call For Psychotherapy Help

Just after recording this episode Sunshine came down with a rather annoying and life changing cold.  The full blog entry will be added after he gets to it.  At this point, not even making his own food.  Just NyQuil, lots of liquids and rest.  You will be happy to see that Pumpkin joined us on this episode.  After just two cocktails her conversation gets nice and saucy.  

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