October 4, 2012

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

Embarking on a rediscovery of classic cocktails, I decided to start with the Algonquin. The Algonquin Hotel was an icon to me as a young administrative assistant coming to NYC in the 1980s. I like to picture intellectual types hunched together around a Round Table, drinking a cool but strong drink made of rye whiskey, vermouth and pineapple juice. So here you go--let me know how you like it!

Erika Kotite

Serves: 1


  • 1.5 ounces Rye whiskey
  • .75 ounces Dry vermouth
  • .75 ounces Unsweetened pineapple juice
In This Recipe


  1. Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir vigorously but don’t shake (shaking will make the pineapple juice foam).
  2. Strain into a martini glass.

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Reviews (2) Questions (0)

2 Reviews

Paul,Rybarczyk October 4, 2012
Is the pineapple juice I see in the supermarket typically unsweetened? <br />
Author Comment
Erika K. October 4, 2012
Hi Paul, Dole actually has unsweetened pineapple juice but not all supermarkets carry it. Bluebird is available on Amazon. I couldn't find it at Trader Joe's.