Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's a Tiki Christmas


Now that Thanksgiving is over I spent a little time puting up the Cosmic Tiki Lounge Christmas Tree. Over the past several years I've been collecting tiki ornaments for the tree, and I think I now have a fairly nicely decorated tree.

Between now and Christmas I will post pictures of some of the ornaments. Some I purchased and some I made myself. Stop back and check it out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hula Girl Beverages

Another weekend with another Oakland layover and another trip to BevMo. This time I found a 4 pack of Hula Girl Cocktails mixed in between all the beers and wine coolers. The bottles and packaging were so cool I had to buy a 4 pack.





I tried the Moonlight Mai Tai. Basically it's just sugar water, food coloring and a little alcohol. I found it to be sickeningly sweet. So I don't recommend it if you want a decent drink. If you buy it, buy it for the cool packaging and not much else. I'm going to find a place to display the bottles.
They do have a pretty good website. http://www.hulagirl.com/ It has a store where they sell everything from beach towels, to t-shirts, to artwork. Some of that stuff might be worth having but don't expect much from their actual product.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Big Kahuna Lost Tiki Solitaire Set

I was just at Borders Book store and I found this solitaire game set. It's a set of 2 solitaire games. A deck of cards for classic solitaire, and a peg board and 33 tiki pegs for a peg solitaire game. It all comes in a cool tiki cigar box. A must have for any home Tiki Bar!
The game is made by Daddy-O Productions. It is priced at $20.99 at Borders. I found it on the internet for less if you want to order it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Queen of Outer Space





In my quest to meld classic science fiction with tiki, last night I watched the DVD of Queen of Outer Space. It's a classic sci-fi flick from 1958 and stars Zsa Zsa Gabor.


The acting is bad, the plot is silly and the special effects are laughable. All the things required of a great classic sci-fi thriller.


In the movie, 4 humans end up crash landing on Venus, which is populated exclusively by beautiful young women in short skirts. These 4 humans must help Zsa Zsa Gabor and her followers overthrow the evil queen if earth is to be saved.

I must say, I think they spent most of their budget on wardrobe, because the costumes were great. The DVD is available through Netflix.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Seven Tiki Rum

I had an Oakland layover a couple of weeks ago. We have a new layover hotel and this was the first time I stayed there. Our new hotel is next to a Bevmo, which is kind of like the Walmart of liquor stores. I went in and found this bottle of spiced rum.

It's called Seven Tiki Spiced Rum and is made in Fiji.  I'm not a big fan of spiced rum but I tried this last night and it was pretty good.  The spice wasn't overwhelming.  I made a drink called a Short Island Iced Tea.  Here is the recipe.

In a tall glass of ice add the following ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 oz Spiced Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
  • A splash of Sour Mix
  • Fill the rest of the class with Coke
See if you can find a bottle and give it a try.


 

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