Named for the Algonquin Hotel in New York, where writer and wit Dorothy Parker ruled the round table in the hotel bar, the centerpiece for a gathering of noted literary figures of the 1920s and 1930s. The original cocktail called for a heftier dose of rye — we’ve used literary license and adjusted the amount.
2 ounces rye
1 ounce dry vermouth
1 ounce pineapple juice
Pour all the ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. and briskly shake until ice cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a lemon twist.
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