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.Read More
One could ask if all cocktails go with all foods. Or One could just drink and eat without care. On this show we dare to savor both sushi and the Pink Squirrel cocktail. After returning from Mod Palm Springs we were left with a full gallon of ingredients and don't want them to hang around too long. Also on this episode we give some seasonal cold and hot coffee cocktail recipes, answer a few listener questions and admit that in the midst of wedding planning (Sunshine is getting married) the podcast is going to be hit and miss for the next two months. Listen! Subscribe! Cheers!Read More
The Zen Tiki Lounge is visiting the Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge on this episode of the podcast. Cocktails and conversation are inspired by this board game that is currently on kickstarter just waiting for you to back it. We have backed the game and hope enough of you will so we get to play our own drinking game in the Swinging Jivecat Voodoo Lounge.Read More
Aloha Kiddies! Sunshine and Starshine in the lounge for this podcast. Our cocktail is a version of the dirty martini, but with the added flavor of BACON. Did we like it? Listen to find out. We also try a newer rum on the market, at least in our neck of the woods. Zaya Gran Reserva is a tasty sipping rum that you will surely enjoy neat, on the rocks or in your favorite drinky drink. Now that your all warm and toasty its time for some helpful party throwing tips. Are you a good host? Have some of our recommended guest comforts at your next party to make sure anyone who over does it can recover as quickly as possible. Be sure to check out ZenTikiLounge.com for the latest about the podcast, contact info, t-shirts, take our census and plenty of other great tiki themed STUFF.
This weeks episode is a little sick in more than one way. Not only was Sunshine deathly ill from a killer cold, but Pumpkin felt like discussing a subject that many of you may find extremely revolting. Sunshine gets up on his soap box to warn everyone about the evils of concentrated pineapple juice as it is one of the needed ingredients for many a tiki cocktail. Check those lables carefully or you may end up with a poor tasting mai tai. Our regular listeners were very active in the past few weeks, giving us lots of subject matter and even some Music. Thank you to Peter for the cool 80's tunes and listener Don for the feedback on a previous show topic, the merkin. Because Sunshine was so ill he didn't conjure up a new cocktail so we had some old favorites instead. Try a Yellow Bird for example, always a crowd pleaser and Pumpkins favorite cocktail.
Drink of the Week
3oz Pineapple juice (not from concentrate)
1oz banana schnapps
1oz coconut rum
Use a small hurricane glass for this one. Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice and pour into chilled glass with cubed ice. This drink is for those with a sweet tooth. Don't like em so sweet? Try a squeeze of lime, it works well with this cocktail.
Drink of the WeekKona Cocktail 1 1/2 oz vodka 1 oz midori 2 oz pineapple juice shake in an ice shaker and pour over ice, etc.
Next Week's Drink Have the following ingredients ready: Lemon Vodka, 100% Passionfruit Juice (Health Food Store), Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Lime.
Drink of the week: Sunday Screwdriver
Take 4 oz Tangerine-Orange Juice, 2 oz Citrus Vodka. Shaken and strained over ice. Add splash of Club Soda. Garnish with lemon or orange peel.