The Algonquin’s Blue Bar would be remiss if it didn’t serve a cocktail named after Dottie. The Blue Bar takes its name from its blue lighting, a recommendation by actor John Barrymore. He told Case that blue gels are placed over stage lights because they make people look good. With that advice, Case installed blue lighting in the bar.
This recipe was created for the Blue Bar by Allen Katz, general manager of the New York Distilling Company.
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Excerpted from Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink. Published by The Countryman Press, a division of W. W. Norton & Company. Copyright © 2017 by Delia Cabe. Photo Courtesy of the Algonquin Hotel.