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Old 01-23-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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It's okolehu, and it's firewater made from the ti plant. Means something like "knock you on your okole."

As to how to get in dem pineapple, you do it like "plugging" a watermelon. Cut the stem out in a big plug. Cut off most of the plug. Pour in the okolehu, put the plug back in. Let sit until the alcohol soaks into the fruit. Eat the fruit. Fall on your okole.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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It's okolehu, and it's firewater made from the ti plant. Means something like "knock you on your okole."

As to how to get in dem pineapple, you do it like "plugging" a watermelon. Cut the stem out in a big plug. Cut off most of the plug. Pour in the okolehu, put the plug back in. Let sit until the alcohol soaks into the fruit. Eat the fruit. Fall on your okole.
Thanks so much lol I had no idea what the other person was talking about. My favorite drink is called "yellow bird," its pineapple juice, mixed with mango or anykind of fruit rum.

Must try that at my next party, and see if we fall on our ass
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Oh my, musta had too much pineapple last night...

That word is actually okolehau.

Yeah, like anybody cares about the spelling but me...
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Google cares about spelling even if the rest of us are a bit foggy about it. Okolehau is fermented and distilled ti roots, I think. I've not tried making it, but it had a heck of a kick to it. Yellow bird sounds tasty, you could add a shot of okolehau to it and call it an Iwa Bird. You know, the birds you see right before storms?

Ah shootz, Faithfolau, you woulda been about five when the beach parties at black Manele bay were happening. Did any of your aunties take you to beach parties at black Manele bay? The new hotels there probably don't like folks making bonfires on the beach so there probably aren't any more of those sorts of parties. Lots of singing and okolehau laced pineapples. Other than no more bonfires, another gripe I have with those hotels are they bring so much water down through the water pipes that it's not hot at the harbor anymore. Usta be those black pipes would run across the top of the ground in the sun all the way down the hill to the harbor and the water would go through the pipes nice and slow so it would be really hot when it got to the harbor. There would be nice hot water to have showers and wash boats with.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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Google cares about spelling even if the rest of us are a bit foggy about it. Okolehau is fermented and distilled ti roots, I think. I've not tried making it, but it had a heck of a kick to it. Yellow bird sounds tasty, you could add a shot of okolehau to it and call it an Iwa Bird. You know, the birds you see right before storms?

Ah shootz, Faithfolau, you woulda been about five when the beach parties at black Manele bay were happening. Did any of your aunties take you to beach parties at black Manele bay? The new hotels there probably don't like folks making bonfires on the beach so there probably aren't any more of those sorts of parties. Lots of singing and okolehau laced pineapples. Other than no more bonfires, another gripe I have with those hotels are they bring so much water down through the water pipes that it's not hot at the harbor anymore. Usta be those black pipes would run across the top of the ground in the sun all the way down the hill to the harbor and the water would go through the pipes nice and slow so it would be really hot when it got to the harbor. There would be nice hot water to have showers and wash boats with.
I like the Iwa bird idea, and seeing the birds fly through the sky just before a storm....I think a new drink and meaning has just been born.

But won't let the party turn into a storm, although it happands, I've seen it many times.

I have been down to Manele Bay many times as a kid, I can still remember those long ago memories. Party break out still hapands almost every other day, especially on the weekends. Bon fires can be seen, but most times police come and interfere with people making bon fires.
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