During the June 23 episode of “The Ralph Bailey Show,” Gabrielle Osdale of downtown Bakersfield bar Tiki-Ko visited the show to help celebrate the bar’s one-year anniversary by mixing some drinks for host Ralph Bailey.
“I actually can’t believe how this last year has gone by,” said Osdale, who is a bartender at the bar, which is located at 1919 K Street. “We’ve had a lot of fun.”
Osdale made Bailey a Mai Tai and the Zombie.
“It’s actually hotly debated about who started the Mai Tai,” Osdale said. The claim is that Los Angeles-area restaurants Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber’s created the drink, and it’s contested.
On the show, Osdale made several drinks and shared the history of the various drinks that the bar offers.
Listen to Osdale and Bailey discuss the drinks and the bar.