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Whiskey • Sour
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.

The Essentials

Rye Whiskey
Orange Juice
The Details


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


  • Add all ingredients except the garnish to a shaker tin with ice and shake.
  • Using a Hawthorne strainer, strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a brandied cherry.
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