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Meet Dorothy Michaels. She Likes Gin and Champagne.

A Dustin Hoffman–Inspired Drink from LA

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1982: Tootsie makes the whole world laugh through the antics of Dorothy Michaels.

2016: Dorothy Michaels makes the whole world less sober through the antics of gin.

You may remember Dustin Hoffman in a dress playing this role-within-a-role. Well, apparently the man himself was also the first patron of Brentwood’s Baltaire. So as the Los Angeles restaurant celebrates its first year in business with a new drink menu, it decided to whip up something special to honor the gin-loving actor.

This rose-tinted cocktail begins with a base of gin, Aperol and St-Germain elderflower liqueur. From there, it’s all freshened up with some citrus and a float of champagne. In a word: grand.

In three words: here’s the recipe.

Dorothy Michaels

1 oz Tanqueray No. Ten Gin
1/2 oz Aperol
1/4 oz St-Germain
1/4 oz lime juice
1 splash grapefruit juice

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Top with champagne and garnish with a lime twist.

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