Dorothy Parker was famous for her sharp wisecracks, hard-as-nails criticism, as well as for being one of the founding members of the Algonquin Round Table, the ultimate who’s who of scribes in New York City. While she ultimately grew dependent on alcohol, Parker would forever embody the independent woman of the ‘20s who wasn’t afraid to put men in their place with her quick wit and talent for the written word. Today, patrons can pay tribute to Parker and her Round Table at Pounds & Ounces in New York City, where they highlight the Gintlemen. Naturally, it features a wonderfully refreshing recipe capturing the reckless indulgence of her legendary era.
Pour gin and blood orange liqueur into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with 2 dashes of bitters. Garnish with orange twist.