Ward 8

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This variation on a Whiskey Sour combines spicy rye whiskey with fresh orange juice and lemon juice. Created in 1898, in honor of politician Martin M. Lomasney’s election, the Ward 8 cocktail was named after the district of Boston whose votes clinched his win. Instead of using store-bought grenadine for the cocktail, use a homemade hibiscus grenadine; it will add a rich tartness and bright, floral sweetness that pairs perfectly with the pepperiness of the rye.

Sweet, Sour


  • 2 oz Rye Whiskey
  • 0.5 oz Orange Juice
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Grenadine
  • Brandied Cherry, for garnish


Step one

Add all ingredients except the garnish to a shaker tin with ice and shake.

Step two

Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.

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