The Algonquin cocktail brings me back to that time in the mid-90s when I had the pleasure of staying at the famous Algonquin hotel in New York City.
I was having drinks in the lobby with a view of the infamous round table popularized by Dorothy Parker, Truman Capote and the rest of their “Vicious Circle”.
While sipping my cocktail, the revolving doors spun, I looked up and saw a silhouette of a goddess surrounded by the bright sunlight. The ethereal figure stepped further into the lobby and adjusted her luscious brown hair. I watched her as she walked passed me. That was when I realized it was the one and only Brooke Shields.
- 1½ oz rye whiskey
- ¾ oz pineapple juice unsweetened
- ¾ oz dry vermouth white
- Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled coupe glass.
- No garnish necessary, but you could top with a dash of Peychaud's bitter if you prefer.