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A good drink: the Black Dahlia

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The last place Elizabeth Short was seen alive was meeting someone for a drink at the fancy downtown Biltmore Hotel. Now its Gallery Bar serves a dark drink called The Black Dahlia in her honor.

The Black Dahlia is made with citron vodka, Chambourd and a spash of Kaluha, served in a large martini glass and garnished with a curl of orange peel. Despite its dark overtones, it's a sweet drink, almost like a grape jolly rancher with booze. While drinking, you can wander the small bar and check out the vintage photos of the hotel, which opened in 1923 and was the original host of the Academy Awards. That was, of course, before 1947, when Elizabeth Short was murdered and became The Black Dahlia. Now, for $14, you can remember her; with the drink as strong as it is, you might forget her, too.