The Story Behind The High Rye Algonquin

In this recipe, the timeless Algonquin gets an upgrade with the addition of Johnnie Walker High Rye. Proving that the union of Scotch and rye makes for an unforgettable pairing, the whisky’s unique mash bill of 60 percent rye adds vanilla and spice flavors that sing with its delicate smokiness. To prepare, shake Johnnie Walker High Rye, bianco vermouth, pineapple juice, and lemon juice over ice, and strain into a chilled coupe glass. Elegant and bracing, this variation will make it easy to forget the original.


  • 1 ½ ounces Johnnie Walker High Rye
  • ¾ ounce bianco vermouth
  • ½ ounce pineapple juice
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 bar spoon simple syrup
  • Garnish: Maraschino cherry


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Shake until cold.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

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Updated: 2022-06-09

The timeless Algonquin cocktail, upgraded with Johnnie Walker High Rye: a variation that will make it easy to forget the original.

This recipe is part of a series, A Taste that Breaks Convention, sponsored by Johnnie Walker. Discover more about Johnnie Walker High Rye here!