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Algonquin
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The Algonquin cocktail is a classic drink that finds its name after the famous Algonquin Hotel in New York City, a known gathering place for intellectuals and artists in the ... more The Algonquin cocktail is a classic drink that finds its name after the famous Algonquin Hotel in New York City, a known gathering place for intellectuals and artists in the roaring ‘20s. This sophisticated blend is marked by its balance of savory rye whiskey with the sweet tropical essence of pineapple juice, creating a harmonious and refreshing mix. Its simplicity belies a depth of flavor that makes it a perennial favorite among cocktail aficionados. Traditionally served in a cocktail glass, the Algonquin captures the spirit of an era gone by and continues to be savored for its elegant profile.
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Base ingredient
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Rye Whiskey
Garnish
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Cocktail cherry, pineapple
Alcohol content
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26.47% | 1.8 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Algonquin

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice
Shake well for 10-15 seconds
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, garnish with a pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Algonquin cocktail?

The Algonquin cocktail is named after the Algonquin Hotel in New York City, where it is believed to have been first created. The hotel was a famous gathering place for literary and theatrical personalities in the 1920s, and the cocktail is thought to have been a favorite among the members of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of writers, critics, and actors.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the rye whiskey in an Algonquin cocktail with another type of whiskey?

Yes, you can substitute the rye whiskey with bourbon if you prefer a slightly sweeter profile, or with Canadian whisky for a smoother taste. However, keep in mind that rye whiskey's spicier and drier profile is what traditionally defines the character of the Algonquin cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Algonquin cocktail shaken and not stirred?

The Algonquin cocktail is shaken and not stirred to thoroughly combine the heavier pineapple juice with the rye whiskey and bitters, creating a uniform and slightly aerated texture. Shaking also chills the drink more effectively, enhancing its refreshing qualities.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve an Algonquin cocktail?

The Algonquin cocktail is best served in a chilled cocktail glass. Optionally, you can garnish the drink with a twist of lemon or a pineapple wedge to enhance its visual appeal and to add a slight aromatic complexity to the experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Algonquin cocktail compare to other cocktails?

The Algonquin cocktail has an alcohol content of 26.47%, placing it in the mid-range compared to other classic cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like the Aperol Spritz, but not as strong as high-proof cocktails such as the Martini or the Manhattan.

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