The Algonquin Cocktail

The Algonquin Hotel first opened its doors in 1902. Originally it was a long-term residential hotel, it was quickly converted into a traditional hotel. Located just two blocks off the world-famous Times Square, The Algonquin Hotel is a historic landmark in Manhattan. The property is best known for time-honoured traditions, including a resident cat named […]

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This article was published on August 21st, 2015

The Algonquin Cocktail

The Algonquin Hotel first opened its doors in 1902. Originally it was a long-term residential hotel, it was quickly converted into a traditional hotel. Located just two blocks off the world-famous Times Square, The Algonquin Hotel is a historic landmark in Manhattan. The property is best known for time-honoured traditions, including a resident cat named Matilda, a daily luncheon of writers at The Algonquin Round Table, and of course, The Algonquin Cocktail.

You can experience the famous Algonquin Cocktail in the lobby bar, called the Blue Bar, or you can re-create the classic cocktail experience in your own home using this simple recipe.

  • 1 ½ oz Rye Whiskey
  • ¾ oz Dry Vermouth
  • ¾ oz Pineapple Juice

In a cocktail shaker half filled with ice, pour in all three ingredients. Stir gently. Strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.

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