Taken from Gifford's Guide which says it is adapted from a recipe in the 1947-72 Trader Vic's Bartender's Guide by Victor Bergeron. According to Vic, "One sip and you may see a Menehune." According to Hawaiian culture: "The early history of Hawaii states that there were two influxes of people from Tahiti. The second voyages of exploration and settlement were led by chiefs who became distinguished ancestors of the chiefly families of Hawaii. In all these traditions, recognition is given to the fact that there were people here before them, descendants of the people who came with Hawai'i-loa. They were referred to as the Menehune people (ka poe Nenehune). Myth states that they were the descendants of Menehune, the son of Lua-nu'u, who appears in the chiefly genealogies of other areas as Ruanuku." Menehune have come to be regarded as a physically short and mischievous people - much like Ireland's beloved leprechauns - that have been a fanciful part of Kauai's folklore."