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Algonquin 1.000
Cocktails that complete me Dec 31, 2010

This drink dates to the famed Algonquin Roundtable of New York writers in the 1920s such as Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker.

Servings: 1
  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 3/4 ounce pineapple juice, preferably fresh
  • 3/4 ounce dry vermouth


Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the rye whiskey, pineapple juice and vermouth. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass.

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Adapted from "Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum Cocktail to the Zombie," by Ted Haigh (Quarry Books, 2004).

Tested by Tim Carman.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 140

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 3g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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