Algonquin Cocktail Recipe

If you are looking for a simple and delicious drink to be prepared within 2 minutes, then Algonquin Cocktail is the exact option for you. This recipe makes one drink but increase the quantity of its ingredients according to the number of your guests. Algonquin Cocktail contains rye whiskey, dry vermouth, and fresh pineapple juice. There are many stories behind the formation of Algonquin Cocktail and its true origin is lost in time. However, the limited available information about the drink shows that this drink was named after the famous Algonquin hotel in New York City, which was well-known meeting place for writers during early 1900s. Try this cocktail in your next party or get-together and enjoy its fabulous whiskey and fruit taste. This drink is best served in any of the old-fashioned glass and you can garnish it with a fresh pineapple wedge, placing a cherry on stick.

Preparation Time: 2 Minutes
Serving Size: 01


(1 1/2 oz) rye whiskey
(3/4 oz) dry vermouth
(3/4 oz) pineapple juice
Ice cubes or crushed ice
A fresh pineapple wedge and cherry for garnishing –optional


  • 1

    Place an old-fashioned glass or any of your favourite cocktail glass in refrigerator until chill thoroughly.

  • 2

    Meanwhile, take a cocktail shaker and fill half of it with ice cubes or crushed ice.

  • 3

    Now, pour 1 1/2 oz of rye whiskey, 3/4 oz of dry vermouth and 3/4 oz of pineapple juice into your cocktail shaker. You can make your own fresh pineapple juice or you can use the ready-made packet juice as well.

  • 4

    Cover the lid of the cocktail shaker properly and shake it vigorously for few seconds until all ingredients mix properly.

  • 5

    Gently strain the Algonquin Cocktail into your pre-chilled cocktail glass. Garnish it with a fresh wedge of a pineapple and place a stick into the glass with a cherry on it.

  • 6

    Your Algonquin Cocktail is ready to serve, enjoy it.

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