Ward Eight

The Ward Eight combines rye whiskey and Boston - a match made in cocktail heaven, where the spirits flow like the Charles River.

The Ward Eight cocktail is named after a political district in Boston, Massachusetts… supposedly. It is believed to have been created in 1898 to honor the election of Martin M. Lomasney, a politician who represented the Eighth Ward in the Massachusetts State Legislature.

The cocktail typically contains rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine syrup, and it has since become a classic of the American cocktail canon.

Ward Eight

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Recipe by Julian Solorzano Cuisine: Classic CocktailDifficulty: Easy ????


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  • Shake all the ingredients (except the garnishes) with ice and strain into an old fashioned glass or a special sour glass.
  • Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

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Written by Chris Harris, Staff Writer

Howdy. I’m Chris Harris. One of the writers here at Cocktail Hammer. I have a passion for all things food, wine, and mixology. When I’m not I’m behind the bar or writing for this awesome blog, you can find me riding my bike all across New York City.

Edited by Julian Solorzano, Staff Editor

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