Laura Lindsay

@thelauralindsay  A vintage-loving bartender experiencing life in LA. 📩 : laura(at)pearldiverla.com New Post! Experience Life, Don't Buy It ⬇️

2 hours ago

The calm before the Saturday night service storm. Who else is working tonight?

7 hours ago

Started my day with some clean fuel. It's especially important for me to eat well on days when I work. It's only possible for me to take care of my guests when I take care of myself. I'll go back to eating dim sum tomorrow. 😆 What's your nutritional game plan for long work days?

1 day ago

An Old-Fashioned with Gin is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s still surprisingly chilly in LA and I like to drink more spirit-forward concoctions in this weather. Sometimes I just want a crisp & boozy drink. The Gin O.F. is just that. It’s great with Genever too, but I can’t say I’ve ever tried it with this particular Old Tom, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. I’m happy to report it is the perfect refreshing boozy quaff I needed this sunny afternoon. I went a tad light on the sugar(a scant 1/4 oz of simple) because of the perceived sweetness of the Old Tom(2 oz). Just a whisper of Angostura adds a hint of spice without turning the color or overpowering the gin. Thanks to my local lemon tree I have peels for days. • • • • • Based on Patrick Gavin Duffy’s recipe from the Revised Official Mixer’s Manual(1956). 1-2 Jiggers Dry Gin(1 jigger=1 1/2 oz) 1 Slice Lemon Peel 1/2 Piece Lump Sugar 1 Dash Angostura Bitters Place Sugar in bottom of Old-Fashioned glass and sprinkle with Bitters. Add Lemon and ice cubes and fill with Gin as desired. Stir and serve.

2 days ago

This flower brightened my day. Funny how one little thing can improve my attitude. When it rains, know that the sun will come out again. Because of cloudy days, I can appreciate the bright ones. ☀️

3 days ago

A little birdie told me it was National Margarita Day, so I whipped one up with the last flashes of sunlight this afternoon. The margarita means “daisy” in Spanish which is where this drink likely got its name. Daisies are a family of cocktails that include a base spirit, sweetener or liqueur or some kind(think grenadine or curaçao), and lemon or lime juice. This recipe is based off the Margarita recipe in Trader Vic’s Revised Bartender’s Guide(1972) which calls for it to be served into a “chilled saucer champagne glass which has been rimmed with coarse salt”. I didn’t have any limes on hand, but substituted fresh lemon from my neighbor’s tree and it tastes just fine. 2 oz Blanco Tequila 1 oz fresh lemon juice .5 Cointreau Noir .5 Cane Sugar Syrup(1:1) Shake hard and double strain into chilled salt-rimmed coupe.

4 days ago

Grey skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face! 🐲

6 days ago

Happy Sunday! ☕️

1 week ago

Happy Caturday! We survived the #LArain and power outage. ☔️ So happy the sun is out today. 🌈

1 week ago

Sometimes it just takes a little bit of guidance for all the pieces to fall into place. The Smokey Eye Essentials class did just that for me. I used the Tartelette in Bloom Clay Eyeshadow palette and I realized that it's sooooo much easier to create looks with quality eyeshadows! What are your favorite palettes? 👁

1 week ago

Here are a few of my favorite beauty products in my regular rotation this month. I want to see yours! Tag me in your favorite makeup photos. 💄

1 week ago

The only thing good about bar meetings is being in Chinatown early enough for great coffee. Thanks, Sean from @lacolombecoffee for the delicious capp! ☕️

1 week ago

I tried out these silky smooth eyeliners in my Sephora beauty class that I posted about on Instagram earlier. Then, surprise! I received them in the mail. Manifestation is real! Read my review on my blog(link in bio).

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