The Algonquin cocktail


The Algonquin cocktail

The Algonquin cocktail


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

Shake with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.


The Algonquin cocktail was named after The Algonquin Hotel in New York City. The hotel opened in 1902. Frank Case was the first Owner / Manager.

The Algonquin’s Blue Bar (the original) did a thriving business from Prohibition till 1991, when it was closed in favor of a dull but serviceable space across the lobby. The space was  larger and had a street entrance.

The original Blue Bar was a gem: just seven stools, three small tables, and the best cocktails in New York.  Jimmy Fox was the barman there from 1948 till the mid-80′s.

Since then, the hotel has had a multi-million dollar face lift and the bar also received a renovation.  Once again, it’s called The Blue Bar. Don’t forget to order the Diamond Martini, at $10,000 rest assured that piece of “ice” at the bottom of your cocktail glass is not frozen water !

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