Dustin Hoffman Inspired Cocktail Created for Baltaire’s One Year Anniversary.

Pay homage to Los Angeles’ highly praised steakhouse Baltaire’s one year anniversary this month. Named after the restaurant’s first patron, actor Dustin Hoffman (who’s now a loyal regular) and his iconic character Dorothy Michaels in the 1982 film Tootsie, the ‘Dorothy Michaels’ cocktail, which is now available on the new spring menu, features light notes like grapefruit and elderflower to usher in the season. Beverage Manager Marianna Caldwell created the drink, which is prepared with freshly squeezed juices and premium spirits.

Dorothy Michaels cocktail at Baltaire, cocktail recipes

Dorothy Michaels cocktail at Baltaire

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Dorothy Michaels


  • 1 oz. Tanqueray 10 (Dustin enjoys gin!)
  • 1/2 oz. Aperol
  • 1/4 oz. St. Germain
  • 1/4 oz. Lime Juice
  • splash of Grapefruit Juice
  • float of Champagne

Preparation: Shake and strain into a rocks glass with one large cube. Top with Champagne and a lime twist.

Baltaire Bar with Guests, los angeles, california, cocktail recipes

Baltaire Bar with Guests

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