Who | Ariel Lawrence
Where | Richmond, VA, USA
Current Bar | Laura Lee’s
Past Bar(s) | Acacia Midtown, Toast: New American Gastropub, Pescados, Northstar House
Favourite Spirit | Whiskey to drink, Gin to mix.
Favourite Juice | Fresh ruby red grapefruit
Favourite Classic Cocktail | Reverse Manhattan
Favourite Part of the Job | Talking to people about things I read.
Favourite After Work Drink | Cold glass of french white wine.
Favourite at Home Drink | Cold glass of rosé.
Favourite bar in the world | PrettyUgly (Toronto)
Best known for | Being the bartender you can borrow books from.
Best story from behind the wood | One time I bartended for 30 minutes straight during a blackout for a small (but enthusiastic crowd of bar guests.
What do you collect? Books and flavor pairings.
Favourite thing about your city? That we are still small enough to appreciate that people are still finding us (and falling in love with us).
What was the last photo that you took? Of myself in my new glasses.
Where was your last vacation? Working Vacation: Toronto for Bar Institute; Non working vacation: to Indiana to visit my brother the opera singer.
Any claims to fame? Camp Runamok Alum, Bar Institute Presenter, and future SACC Team Taco Member
Red or White? White in summer and fall/Red in deep winter months.
Cointreau or Grand Marnier? Cointreau…duh.
London or Paris? Neither…I wanna sling cocktails in South Africa
Glass or Tin? Tin
Are you available for freelance gigs? ANYTIME!!!
Find her: Instagram
Media: Style Weekly – Toasting the Candidates: Themed Cocktails For Richmond’s Mayoral Hopefuls
Richmond Mag – Introducing the Pair and Share Project