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Conversations about mixology, creative cocktails, tiki and mid century culture with four inebriated hosts.

Zen Tiki Lounge Sunshine Tiki

    • Leisure
    • 4.6 • 133 Ratings

Conversations about mixology, creative cocktails, tiki and mid century culture with four inebriated hosts.

    459 Casino Time With Pumpkin And A New Tiki Slot Machine

    459 Casino Time With Pumpkin And A New Tiki Slot Machine

    Sunshine and Pumpkin hit the road and spend a night at the local casino.
    Lucky for them, Harrahs Southern California has a great craft called bar,
    Spiked. When two long time friends enjoy gambling, drinking and shenanigans
    its easy to have a good time.

    458 We Have Been Probed And They Came Back For The Tiki Bars

    458 We Have Been Probed And They Came Back For The Tiki Bars

    Don’t worry. Beings from other worlds have visited us and many of us have
    been probed without knowing, What you don’t know, can’t hurt? Or did it?
    Let’s drink!

    New to the ZTL podcast is Ricky! He joins us for a wonderful conversation
    about sci fi, tiki events, adult shenanigans and lifes essential questions.
    Are tiki bars a universal phenononem? We think so.

    457 It's A Clip Show With Sunshine, Pumpkin, Starshine And Friends

    457 It's A Clip Show With Sunshine, Pumpkin, Starshine And Friends

    Sunshine uncovered a dozen or so audio clips in his iPhone. Put then
    together while drinking a Mai Tai and this episode is what you get. Hope
    you enjoy.

    456 Rory Snyder, Le Fern Grand Opening, Bryan Azorsky of Tiki Bar T-shirt Club

    456 Rory Snyder, Le Fern Grand Opening, Bryan Azorsky of Tiki Bar T-shirt Club

    LIVE from Tiki Caliente 13. Sunshine, Starshine and Kalani powered through
    the four day weekend enjoying every moment. On day 1 we interviewed Rory
    Snyder the event host during the grand opening of his new bar Le Fern. Also
    interviewed is Bryan Azorsky of Tiki Bar T-Shirt Club. Its a loud interview
    with plenty of folks partying in the background. Enjoy!

    455 CharPooterie And Seasonal Cocktails

    455 CharPooterie And Seasonal Cocktails

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    454 Could Anita Mai Tai Be The Next Drag Superstar?

    454 Could Anita Mai Tai Be The Next Drag Superstar?

    Neighbor Nichole joins us in the Zen Tiki Lounge for her third visit. Since
    she liked one of our previous cocktails so much we are again pouring Moog
    Over Rita. This take on a Rita is both sweet and savory with passion fruit
    and Chile vodka. Click the link above for the recipe and try this one for
    your self.

    Nichole is joining Sunshine to talk about a project that is a long time in
    the making. Anita Mai Tai will someday be Sunshines official drag persona.
    Anitas look is being worked on and Nichole is leading the effort to design
    a wig and makeup routine that will give Anita a signature look. Sunshine
    will bring the personality, of course. Follow Anita Mai Tai on Instagram to
    see the progress…its going to be slow BTW.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

kstohl1 ,

Welcome back to Sunshine and the ho ho hos

Kidding! Great to have you, the ohana and even Neighbor Nicole back for more shenanigans.

Been listening for a while and your show does really make us all feel like part of a dysfunctional (emphasis on FUN) family.

I do have a question about something a little different - barware! I love the recipes and you’ve definitely pointed me in new directions with alcohols, but what are your “go to” or indespensable bar gadgets?

Keep up the great content and looking forward to meeting you all at a future in-person event!

Mahalo

Kevin aka “Techy Tiki”

Alexstrath1 ,

A cult I don’t mind being a part of

Startshine makes the funniest one-off comments 😂love how personal Sunshine and all of you are. So entertaining and definitely improves my drinks IQ. Thank you for the time, effort, and personality you put into your show!

Koda924 ,

Tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki tiki

What can I say about Starshine’s voice? I can’t decide if I feel like I’m being seduced by my high school crush or scolded by my mom’s best friend who doesn’t understand boundaries.

Her silky suave cadence coats the eardrum with subtle spice and fills the ear canal with a juicy finish. Her surprisingly round earfeel brings the listener to distant, gentle shores. All of this would be very nice if she didn’t remind me of Ellen, who we don’t like anymore.

Her infectious laugh makes me feel strangely aroused, which is confusing.

I think Starshine sounds nice, but only because she doesn’t want anyone to think she’s a jerk, not because she’s genuinely nice.

But above all else, I guess Starshine’s voice makes me feel like I’m listening a rejected applicant’s voice reel for the role of Bart Simpson.

In all seriousness, I love Starshine and all of the Zen Tiki Lounge crew. The podcast is exactly the pleasant surprise that I felt when I sipped my first cocktail in a tiki bar: it’s the podcast that I didn’t know I wanted until I had it. I can’t wait until I open the doors to my own tiki bar so I can welcome the crew an exotic cocktail or seven.

Cheers,
Matt from South Carolina

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