The Tapu Tiki was designed for the creation of cocktails.
Josh had a clear vision for his home Tiki bar. A long, eight seat high-top bar would establish his space as more bar than lounge. An array of shakers, jiggers, glassware, mugs, and other essential beverage tools would await a moment’s call to action. An impressive lineup of rums, liquors, and exotic spirits would pour at an arm’s reach. The name would allude to his trips to Tahiti and inspire all which is sacrosanct. Given his expertise as an ace bartender at Ventiki, Josh wanted Tapu Tiki to be the place where mixologists mingled and muddled.
Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 336.
Tapu Tiki, Ventura, California