The Infinite Kaleidoscope 71 "Out Of Office"

Join me today in a special exotica hour, The Infinite Kaleidoscope Tiki Time.

Here is a recipe for one of my favorite cocktails:

Basil martini recipe. Makes two (double) martinis


2 Tbs. Agave

4 Oz. lime juice (equals 2-3 limes)

Generous handful of basil

8 Oz. Vodka, chilled

Add agave, lime juice and basil leaves to shaker. Muddle and taste (I usually add basil one or two times until I like the balance of flavors). Add vodka and ice cubes (I used 6 or 7 ice cubes, leaving 1” of room at the top of the shaker). Shake vigorously for 30+ seconds until the shaker is cold with a film of ice. Strain the ingredients, serve in chilled glasses. Enjoy!


  1. Enchantment by The Melody Mates on Technicolor Paradise - Rhum Rhapsodies & Other Exotic Delights (℗ 2018 Numero Group)
  2. Chant of the Moon by Robert Drasnin on Voodoo! (℗ 2011 Dionysus Records / Bacchus Archives / Orange Sky / Hell Yeah)
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  4. Pool of Love by Les Baxter on The Exotic Moods of Les Baxter (This Compilation ℗ 1996 Capitol Records, LLC)
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  6. Lost Weekend by Roy Lanham on The Most Exciting Guitar (℗ 2014 Bear Family Records GmbH)
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  8. Miserlou by Dick Dale & His Del-Tones on King of the Surf Guitar (℗ 2012 RockBeat Records)
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  10. Sand by Jules Ah See on Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Vol. 6: Night Club Hula Hawaiian Style (Special Edition) (℗ 1995 Michael Cord)
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  12. Driftwood by The Wailers on The Fabulous Wailers (℗ 2009 Ace Records)
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  14. Abra Te by Nicky Roberts on The Sensitive Touch (℗ 2018 Numero Group)
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  16. Waikiki Run by The Surfaris on Surfers Rule (A Geffen Records Release; ℗ 1976 UMG Recordings, Inc.)
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  18. Exotica by Martin Denny on Forbidden Island (℗ 1958 Capitol Records, LLC)
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  20. Bamboo Tamboo by Arthur Lyman on Yellow Bird (℗ 1961 © Everest Records™)
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  22. Sound Of Mecca by The Blazers on Ace Records 40th Anniversary (℗ 2015 Ace Records - This product is protected by a registered watermark patent. All copying prohibited.)
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  24. Quiet Village by Martin Denny on Exotica (This Compilation ℗ 1957 Capitol Records, LLC)
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  26. Tradewind by Eden Ahbez on Eden's Island (℗ 1960 Del-Fi Records, a label of Rhino Entertainment Company)
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  28. Lucero by Cal Tjader's Modern Mambo Quintet on Mambo With Tjader (℗ 1993 Concord Music Group, Inc.)
  29. Malambo No. 1 by Yma Sumac on Mambo! (℗ 1996 Capitol Records, LLC)
  30. Aguas Dormidas (Waters Sleep) by Ray Kinney and His Hawaiians on Vintage World Nº 17 - EPs Collectors "Hawaiian Dream" (℗ 2009 Vintage Music)
  31. Tropicana by Monty Kelly on Tropicana (2021 Remaster from the Original Somerset Tapes) (℗ 2021 1958 Countdown Media GmbH, a BMG company)
  32. Barquita by Les Baxter & His Orchestra on Ritual of the Savage (Le Sacre du Sauvage) (℗ 2010 Capitol Records, LLC)
  33. Forget Me Not, My Honolulu Hula Girl, Weave A Lei (Hawaiian Serenade) by Felix Mendelssohn, Harry Brooker & Vocal, Kealoha Lifé on Vintage World Nº 46 - EPs Collectors "Hawaiian Holiday Serenade" (Steel Guitar) (℗ 2009 Vintage Music)
  34. Atlantis (Remastered) by Les Baxter on Ultra-Lounge, Vol. 1: Mondo Exotica (This Compilation ℗ 1996 Capitol Records, LLC)
  35. E Ku'u Lani by Arthur Kaaua on Vintage Hawaiian Treasures, Vol. 4: Mele Hula Hawaiian Style (℗ 1994 Michael Cord)
  36. Unchained Melody by Les Baxter on Skins! (℗ 2010 Capitol Records, LLC)
  37. Good Night, Aloha by Al Caiola and His Orchestra on 50 Hawaiian Songs: The Very Best Traditional Pacific Island Music with Ukulele & Steel Guitar for Your Luau, Beach or Summer Party (℗ 2014 Hawaiian Luau)