In the language of Tahiti the name has this meaning: "the best". The real creator of this drink is unknown, but two great tiki bartenders vie for his birth, Don Beach and Trader Vic.
We’re so thrilled to get to spend a few hours with Tiki Carving Beast Jeff Chouinard @surfsoultiki
He gave my younger son and I a lesson on tools, safety, history, and walked us through creating a couple of our own moai SST style!
As an artist and art educator... I never stop learning.
Thanks again Jeff!