About Your Host
Adrian Eustaquio is a long time Tiki enthusiast, active member in the Tiki community and avid supporter of the current Tiki revival, considered as one of the major influencers of the Tiki scene. He began collecting Tiki, Hawaiian and South Pacific ephemera almost 3 decades ago and has been studying and continues to study the mainland Tiki movement and it's relation to American pop culture and cocktail culture, both currently and historically.
Most notably, Adrian produces and hosts "Inside the Desert Oasis Room", a popular podcast and video journal recorded from both his home tiki space of the same name, or "in the field" at various tiki or cocktail inspired events. Having built a reputation over the past decade as a go-to person for historic and accurate consultation on Tiki and cocktail related projects or builds, Adrian has established many pivotal relationships with some of the biggest and most influential names in the Tiki, cocktail, exotica, lowbrow and surf sub-cultures including authors, artists, historians, and more.
Adrian is also a published authority on the subject, having written for or been featured in Tiki Magazine, Imbibe Magazine, Hana Hou Magazine, Smuggler's Cove, Exotica Moderne, Florida Today, Adventures in Tiki, Tiki with Ray, Tiki Addicts, 5 Minutes of Rum, The Home Bar Guide to Tropical Cocktails, Passionola: The Torrid Story of Cocktail's Most Mysterious Ingredient and has been featured as well as co-hosted on such programs as Lost in Paradise, The ZenTiki Lounge, Tiki Oasis TV and Tanduay Tiki TV. He was a panelist in "Tiki in Pop Culture" at Comic Con 2019 and served on the judging panels for Don Papa's Tropical Shakedown 2022, Tiki Oasis Cocktail Competition Prelims 2022, Secret Island Cocktail Competition 2022 and Miss Tiki LA 2022. He can also be seen in the documentary, Squeezed Up and is currently associated with the production of the documentary series, A Rum Story and The Donn of Tiki participating as a Tiki and rum historian, expert and authority.