Ward Eight

Description
Rye, Maraschino cherry, Lemon juice, Orange juice, Grenadine, Orange
Ingredients
2ozRye (or Bourbon)
12ozOrange juice
12ozLemon juice
1tGrenadine
1sliOrange (as garnish)
1 Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Instructions
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass. Garnish (or not, as desired).
Notes
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.
History
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.
Cocktail summary
Yield
Drink
Year1896
Created byLocke-Ober Cafe, Boston, MA
AuthenticityAuthentic recipe
Referencehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Eight
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Dan on 06/06/2010
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Ward Eight
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Comments

Dan's picture

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

Bourbon flavor surprisingly subdued. Good intro to whiskey. Good whiskey drink for non-whiskey drinkers. (4 stars)

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