Among all this process pounding the kava is a hard task and Kava is consumed as tea from the ancient times. Amongst Fiji's drinks the Kava is the special one. It has an unusual drinking vessel; half of a coconut shell and is called “bilo” by the Fijians.
Kava drinking in Fiji became popular during the fall of cannibalism, and originated as a way to resolve conflict and facilitate peaceful negotiations between villages. It should not be consumed alongside alcohol.
Recently the islands have started producing rum. Booth's Gin, Bounty Rum, Czarina Vodka and Regal Whisky (produced by South Pacific Distilleries, Lautoka).