Tiki Tarsier: The Forgotten Filipino Legacy
16 Mar 2022
Drinks Live Theatre
Mystery has always been central to tiki's appeal. The sleight of hand inherent to the genre's allure can range from the benign'encrypted recipes, hushed techniques'to the elaborate: the culturally obtuse cultivation of Asian, Caribbean, Hawaiian and Oceanian customs, all in the name of a faux-tropical experience. Of all the people shortchanged by this fast-and-loose dedication to fantasy, however, no group has been as overlooked as the Filipinos, whose contributions to the birth, growth and survival of tropical drinks cannot be overstated.