Ward Eight

Rye, Maraschino cherry, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Grenadine, Orange
2ozRye (or Bourbon)
12ozOrange juice
12ozLemon juice
1sliOrange (as garnish)
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass. Garnish (or not, as desired).
Vermeire has this as 1/4 gill (=1 oz) rye, 1/8 gill (= 1/2 oz) juices, 1 tsp grenadine. David Wondrich insists on Rye instead of Bourbon.
The earliest I can find in print is Robert Vermeier's "Cocktails How to Mix Them" from 1922, though PDT references "The Cocktail Book - A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen" from 1915. The drink was evidently created to celebrate the victory of Democrat Martin Lomasney, who ran for the Legislature.
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Created byLocke-Ober Cafe, Boston, MA
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
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Dan on 06/06/2010
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Ward Eight
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PDT substitutes 1 bsp pomegranate molasses plus 1/4 oz simple syrup for the grenadine. Tart and a bit darker than the original.

From other users

With my homemade (not very sweet) grenadine, this wound up being dominated by the lemon juice and 100-proof rye. (3 stars)
Bourbon flavor surprisingly subdued. Good intro to whiskey. Good whiskey drink for non-whiskey drinkers. (4 stars)

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