When this podcast was recorded Sunshine and Pumpkin, your two original ZTL hosts were thinking this would be a Valentines themed show from our home tiki bar. Well, not so much after taking a week to edit the damn thing. We did start with our signature tiki drink of love. Please take a look at our recipe for Aloha Amoré and mix one for love or try one for wanton inebriation. Either way Aloha Amoré will delight with pineapple, grapefruit, chocolate and passion fruit. If you dig the music playing in the lounge you may want to check out this Ultra Lounge album: On The Rocks.
Raise your cocktail to the escapism lifestyle. This episode of ZTL has over 40 minutes of vintage vinyl exotica to get you settled in your dimly lit corner. Sunshine is in the lounge solo enjoying a Rumhattan made with Plantation 5yr Rum and Punta e Mes vermouth. Don't forget the orange bitters. While visiting the dimly lit tiki bar that lives in your mind you will no doubt savor the entire Morton Gould-Jungle Drums recorded from an original vinyl album. The sound of this orchestral work is rich with colorful instruments and plenty of drums.
Falling in love is a splendid thing. Here in the Zen Tiki Lounge we tend to fall for spirits in the rum category. The current apple of our eye is a blonde rum from Calivore Spirits Co. Aged in chardonnay barrels this version of cane goodness is not what you are used to. We recommend grabbing a bottle of Calivore at Whole Foods in Southern Ca and also Hi Times Wine Cellars in South Orange County.
How do you quickly pass 5 hours with great artists, tiki drinks, live music and lots of Ohana? You attend the Tiki Mâkeke at Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach. Sunshine and Starshine took the podcast to the event and enjoyed a day with lots of friends and new faces. We have several interviews for you in this episode that will give you some insight into upcoming events, get to know a new spirit or two and great conversation with the artists who make it all happen.
Sweet dark cherries with pineapple infused rum and homemade falernum are the highlights of the Cherry Bonzai. A potent cocktail that is uncomplicated with ingredients that should be fairly easy to come by. We believe that every home tiki bar should try infusing a small batch of falernum just once so that you can see and taste the amazing difference that nothing on the market can offer.
What is a fruitcake? That question is harder and harder to answer as each generation comes into adulthood. Those of us in our 40's, 50's 60's and even more silver of generations know that it is a baked good of sometimes evil and sometimes joy. Dense. Heavy. Spiced. Fruity. What if a cocktail imparted only the better notions of said baked good? That is what My Tropical Fruitcake tries to be. Two parts spice and three part fruit is what makes My Tropical Fruitcake a miracle in mixology. Stirred together these liquors and spiced rum become something reminiscent of the forbidden cake of your darkest holiday dreams.
The Western diet has actually become so void of nutrition that incidences of scurvy have increased in the past several decades. Uh oh! No fear, we have the cocktail for you. The Scurvy Killer is packed with vitamin C and is enjoyable over and over. See your medical professionals help for dosing information before taking Scurvy Killer. LOL!
Sunshine Tiki often talks about his Very Spicy Rum when the holidays roll around each year. But this versatile home infused gold rum can be used in a good number of cocktails and baked goods all year long. With nothing more than an average gold rum, fresh spices and a little time. Follow our simple step by step video and impress your friends with your homemade spicy devil water.