Ward Eight

An old classic, dating back to Boston in 1898, created at the Locke-Ober restaurant. As with so many drinks of its era, there are various stories about its creation, the most popular being that it was created in honor of a powerful local politician running for statewide office, and named for the political ward that delivered the lion’s share of his votes.

Simple and delicious. If you like Whiskey Sours, try this — it’s similar, but less sweet and with the addition of a couple more flavor elements. We hadn’t had this one in a while, and it served as a reminder that we should have it more often.

Ward Eight

2 ounces Bourbon or rye whiskey.
1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice.
1/2 ounce fresh orange juice.
1 teaspoon real pomegranate grenadine.

Combine with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake for 10-12 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

It’s usually made with Bourbon, but we sometimes make it with rye — it gives the drink an extra spicy layer that I really like.


One Response to “Ward Eight”

  1. Ward 2010 | SLOSHED! said:

    Jan 31, 11 at 12:39 pm

    […] is why I’m posting the Ward 2010 in 2011. Inspired by the delicious Ward 8, this re-working uses fresh winter citrus and a rum base instead of the traditional bourbon. […]