Around the World in 60 Cocktails: Tohu

The word tattoo, or tatau originated in Polynesia. Tahitian legend has it that Tohu, the god of tatau, painted all of the fish in the ocean in vibrant colors and patterns, thus giving each tattoo and essence and meaning of life. Beyond its mythical origins, in Polynesian culture tattooing constituted a valuable social marker indicating one’s exact place in a territory, tribe and family. It can show important social rituals passage from childhood to puberty or marriage, as well as remarkable events in the life of the person concerned and acts of bravery in war. 

The legend of Tohu and Tahitian tattoo culture inspired our twist on the classic piña colada recipe. The traditional flavors of the coconut and pineapple rum cocktail are enhanced by mango and Falernum, a cordial made from an infusion of rum, almond, clove, ginger and lime.

With its tropical flavors and velvety texture, this Tahitian cocktail is sure to leave an impression, no ink required.


  • 1 oz. Coco López
  • 1 oz. Boiron mango puree
  • 2 oz. Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz. The Bitter Truth Golden Falernum
  • 1 1/2 oz. Pusser’s Navy Rum
  • 1 scoop Cubed ice

How to Prepare:

  1. Prepare a pineapple leaf garnish
  2. Chill a wine glass and put to one side
  3. Add all ingredients into a blender cup with a scoop of cubed ice
  4. Blend for 20 seconds or until nice and smooth
  5. Pour into wine glass and affix the pineapple leaf onto the rim of the glass