Named for the Algonquin Hotel, New York City, which achieved notoriety as a meeting place in the 1920s for a group of friends known as the Algonquin Round Table or Vicious Circle. Amongst the group were such renowned people as Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Harpo Marx and Dorothy Parker.
1 1⁄2 Ounce
1 Medium, for garnish
10 Medium, cracked
1. Shake the rye, vermouth and juice vigorously over ice.
2. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.