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BARKEEP: Laura Collins

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BARKEEP: Laura Collins
Bar Residence: Hal & Mal's
Age: 37
Hometown: Laurel, Miss.

How long bartending: About 16 years

Favorite Drink: A good beer—but it depends on my mood.

My bar isn't complete without: people

Bar horror: "I once had a guy throw a full can of Red Bull at me. That's one of the two times I've almost gone over the bar after somebody. And when I asked him why the hell he did it (as he was being kicked out), he said, 'I just thought it would get your attention.' I thought, 'I'm going to kill this man.' I don't know what I would have done (if the can had hit me). I probably would've cried. It would've been the only time I've cried behind the bar."

How to make a Pearl Diver

You'll need:
• Malibu rum
• Dash of banana
• Dash of pineapple

Directions: Shake all ingredients together and serve it up in a martini glass.

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