If you scan across the back of any bar in the world you can get a pretty quick picture of the kind of cocktail you are about to receive. Do you see the standard national brands prominently displayed front and center? Likely. Perhaps you notice some harder to find bourbon or rum. That can be promising. What about a dozen or more flavored vodkas? Thats usually a bad sign if you want a well made drink. Regardless of what you see, you should always for what you want. A good bartender will let you know if they can make it and if not, should suggest something in the neighborhood. But lets say you end up in one of the many bars popping up nowadays where a few guys with some money said "Dude! lets open a craft cocktail bar" but none of them had any talent or experience. In places such as these you will likely find some top shelf rum and spirits but be challenged to find anyone behind the counter who can do anything with them. You will have two options. You can ask for your spirit neat or on the rocks and keep things simple. Or, you can throw a very simple recipe at the barkeep and keep an eye on him while he fools around back there. You may just teach him or her a thing or two. On this episode of the podcast we explore this predicament along with listening to some very chill exotica.
Fly to Rio in jetsetter style with cachaça cocktails and the sounds of Bossa Nova. This episode is dedicated to all those who braved the less than ideal conditions of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Do cocktails cure Zika virus? No! But we try anyway. Can you clean an entire bay filled with human waste by the time 20,000 athletes are ready to compete? No! So much to think about.
The Summer of 2016 is in full swing and the big flicks are in theaters now. Sunshine is a HUGE fan of most things Trek and we dive a little into the wonderful world of cocktails in space. Did you ever notice that there isn't a trek film without a cocktail, bar or mention of enjoying a good sip or two? Isn't that wonderful? We discuss on this episode. Also, music by composer, author and man of many talents James Spencer. Plus a quick shout to the upcoming MOD-Palm Springs event and a rant about things that are truly first world problems. Don't forget to check out friends at Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club and score yourself some vintage logo t-shirts that are comfortable and classy.
Surf rock in Italy? Yeah, that could happen. This episode starts with a polynesian Italian crossover cocktail and takes you on a short journey with vintage surf rock by the Tikinauts. We continue to show off our new t's from Tiki Bar T-Shit Club and do our best to avoid discussing the current political climate. Listener mail and feedback help steer the rest of the episode through some cocktail mixing tips and what to do with those herbs in your garden.
Its been known for centuries that drinking alcohol can be safer than water. Allegedly. Consult your physician before testing this theory. Then, mix up Agua Suja and celebrate the Summer 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Jeneiro. Ward off Zika virus and most other vectors that could otherwise dampen your trip to paradise.
Somewhat sweet, and very sunny. Sao Paulo Sunrise feels and tastes warm and inviting. Enjoy this simple cocktail by the pool or beach. A great drink for pitchers and punch bowls. No one drinks just one. Invite your friends over and get the Bossa Nova going on the turntable.
Pineapple Freesia is a lady drink that gentlemen prefer. A simple combination of coconut, lime, pineapple and macadamia nut flavors are the key to this superb and sensational sipping delight. Before or after dinner, poolside or in your favorite lounge. Pineapple Freesia won't let you escape the island pleasures you imagine all week long.
Tiki Italiano is a Summer sipper that pleases both the lover of sweet drinks and savory cocktails. Beware how easy this one goes down. The booze is covered up well enough that you may get into a little trouble if you aren't careful. Serve with meats, cheeses, crackers and savory tid bits. Yes! A tiki drink that pairs well with the snacks you would usually enjoy with wine.