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The Algonquin Cocktail

Posted by Reese on 2009-11-29 @ 08:33pm

This week I’m taking a look at a cocktail from the pages of Ted “Dr. Cocktail” Haigh’s book Vintage Spirits and Cocktails.  I have the UK version of the book so if you have the US version the title is slightly different.  On that note there is a new version of the book which, although I don’t yet have it, I’ve heard great things about.  You can check it out on Amazon if you’re interested.  Enough about books, let’s talk cocktail.

I’m mixing up the Algonquin Cocktail this week which on first glance is quite intriguing.  This drink makes use of an odd combination of pineapple juice, rye whiskey and dry vermouth.  Since I have some pineapple juice knocking around from my last cocktail it seems like a good time to give this one a go.  So, here we go!

The Algonquin Cocktail
1 1/2 oz Rye Whiskey
3/4 oz Dry Vermouth
3/4 oz Pineapple Juice

1) Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
2) Shake until well chilled
3) Strain into a chilled cocktail glass