Algonquin – Make This Delicious Prohibition Era Cocktail

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Algonquin Cocktail
Algonquin Cocktail

This fun little drink was invented sometime during prohibition at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. A group of artsy-fartsy folks would get together at the bar’s most enormous table and poke fun at the people and world around them. This group of folks founded the Algonquin round table and called their group The Vicious Circle.

Individuals in this group would take the humor and satire they learned there to go on and create plays, poetry, art, and even launch The New Yorker magazine.


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Learn how to make the classic prohibition era Algonquin Cocktail. Named after the Algonquin Hotel in New York this easy and delicious cocktail is worth a try.


  • 2/3 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 2/3 oz Dry Vermouth

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon


  • Combine all ingredients in the shaker and add ice to the shaker.
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Strain into glass to remove ice shards.


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