Algonquin Cocktail

October  4, 2012
3 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
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

What You'll Need
  • 1.5 ounces Rye whiskey
  • .75 ounces Dry vermouth
  • .75 ounces Unsweetened pineapple juice
  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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  • Erika Kotite
    Erika Kotite
  • Paul,Rybarczyk
I spend about an equal amount of time behind the laptop and behind the stove. In between preparing and writing about food, I love to hang out with my husband, three children, big shaggy dog and two cats. History is also my thing, especially the Regency period, U.S. Westward expansion and World War II. Favorite drinks: good pinot noirs and classic martinis. Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice. Favorite obsessions: Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota

2 Reviews

Paul,Rybarczyk October 4, 2012
Is the pineapple juice I see in the supermarket typically unsweetened?
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.