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.
Despite its gorgeous ombre hue, the Tequila Sunrise gets a bad rap. People think of it as little more than a club drink in a cocktail world where serious drinkers enjoy Martinis or neat pours of small batch bourbon. Some of that may come from its use of sweet grenadine and some may come from its rock and roll past. Bobby Lozoff and Billy Rice cr...