Blue Spirulina and a Surfboard Garnish Channel Maui Vibes in This Mezcal Drink

When bartenders conceptualize a drink, most begin with a base spirit or flavor profile. But for Bar Manager Mari Howe of Tikehau Lounge in Maui, it all starts with the garnish.

Howe really got into garnishes during the pandemic, growing a loyal following for her custom garnish sets stocked with syrups, dried fruit, cocktail picks, and recipe cards. She continued honing her skills at Pacific’o,...