New Year’s Reminder For Monthly Supporters :-)

Hey Everybody! Just a friendly reminder that if you’ve recently changed your payment method for other auto-pay services, please remember to update your information on Stripe (or PayPal) for ours, as well. Otherwise, the payments keep getting bounced back and we keep getting multiple notices from Stripe about failed payments. For now, we are not getting a bounce back fee from Stripe, but this is just a heads up, in case you need to update your information. (Unless, of course, you decide not to continue supporting the show, which is totally fine, but, we’d really love it if you’d consider continuing your support!) 🙂 Thanks so much to those of you who have! ❤️❤️❤️

Another Trip to the Record Store!

You must be thinking “What’s up with those two?! They’re always either posting tiki drink recipes they came up with or albums they just bought!” Well, YEAH! Why not, we say! We like to think you enjoy these occasional posts, anyways, so here goes another one! Yesterday we went to one of our favorite record stores in town and found these treasures! Who needs an Easter egg hunt when you can go hunting for vintage records, right?! Do you have any of these, too? If so, let us know what you think of these albums in the comments! Cheers!

Merry Christmas From Kitty & Mr. C’s Enchanted Tiki Hut Show!

Mele Kalikimaka! We hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas Day, and that Santa left you something in your stocking besides a lump of coal! 😆 (But, if you did end up getting that, we’re betting that at least you made it worth your while to be naughty this year!) 😉 One of our lovely subscribers, Abra, gifted us with two Les Baxter albums we didn’t have in our collection, Kaleidoscope and Love is Blue! Thanks, Abra! You’re the best! And Mr. C gave me two Bill Evans albums! It was a fabulous Christmas! Here are some pics! From our tiki hut to yours, we send hugs, and wish you the very best of the season! 🥰 xo-Kitty…oh, and, of course, Mr. C!

More Cal Tjader Albums! (What Else is New?!)

Yesterday Mr. C and I went out to one of our favorite record stores in town, following a hot tip from the owner, who knew we love Cal Tjader and called us last week to let us know he had put some of Cal’s albums aside for us! (Don’t ya just love it when that happens?!) Needless to say, no one needs to ever tell us twice about one of Cal’s albums! We’re on our way there, as soon as they mention his name! We already have these two albums, but it’s always neat to have doubles of everything, isn’t it?! Mai Tais, martinis, favorite books, Cal Tjader ALBUMS!!! Both of these are great albums! We hope you love Cal as much as we do! He really set the bar high, and his sound is uniquely Cal’s! There will never be another like him!

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Guess What I Got In The Mail!!

I couldn’t wait to unwrap my new Don Tiki vinyl album and take it for a spin! It’s soooooo freakin’ awesome! It’s in lava red with black swirls….and it comes with a rad pair of 3-D glasses! My birthday present came early, and I couldn’t just let it sit there until the 26th! You know me! I’m a sucker for exotica albums! If you’re thinking of getting this, don’t wait! It sounds and looks great! Cheers, Baby!

Happy Aloha Friday Happy Hour! Here’s The Recipe For The Famous “Kitty & Mr. C’s Enchanted Mai Tai”!!!

By popular demand, here is the recipe for “Kitty & Mr. C’s Enchanted Mai Tai!” Ready…Set…GO! Start pouring, people!

Servings: 1

1 oz. lime juice

1/2 oz. orgeat (We use Giffard’s)

1/4 oz. homemade simple syrup made with dark brown sugar (or you can use Demerara sugar).

1/2 oz. Licor 43 (or, your favorite orange curaçao) 😉

1/2 oz. El Dorado 12 year rum

1/2 oz. Smith & Cross rum

1/2 oz. Plantation OFTD

1/2 oz. Doorly’s 8 year

Put all ingredients into a shaker filled with crushed iced. Shake until you have a nice amount of frost on your shaker (or until your hands experience “brain freeze”!) 😀

Strain and pour into your favorite glass or mug, filled with ice.

Add spent lime shell.

Add a sprig of mint.

Enjoy!

Cheers, Baby!

Can’t Get Away To Tahiti Yet? Just Make Yourself A Mai Tai And Put This Record On The Turntable! It Will Whisk You Away!

Recorded in 1963, in Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, and featuring the rhythmic sounds of Charles Mauu and Roche’s Tahitians, this record is an essential addition to any lover of Polynesian music. It will make you feel the sudden urge to wrap a sarong around your hips and start dancing to the chants, melodies and rousing beat of the drums! Just make sure you put down your mai tai on the bar first before dancing with wild abandon! Cheers, Baby!

Happy Fourth of July From Our Tiki Hut to Yours!

Mr. C and I finally got a chance to relax today and listen to some records we have gotten recently! Here’s one of them! “Honeymoon in Hawaii” by The Hilo Hawaiians is a lovely album that instantly transports you to the tropical islands. But…wait! There’s more! The package also contains a spiral bound travel guide highlighting some of the cultural and natural treasures of Hawaii! Here are some pages from the album package! We hope you, too, are enjoying the holiday with some music…and maybe a tiki drink…or two! Thanks for listening and for your constant support! Cheers, Baby!

Aloha Friday Happy Hour at The Enchanted Tiki Hut!

It’s finally Friday! Yeah! We just picked up the album “Brazil! Brazil! Brazil!” a breezy, lovely album featuring jazz greats Bud Shank, Laurindo Almeida, Chet Baker, Joe Pass, Clare Fischer and Joao Donato! If you don’t have this one in your collection, get it! It makes Happy Hour just perfect, as do a pair of Saturns, made by Mr. C! Cheers!