|2 fl oz||Rye whiskey 100 proof / 50% alc./vol.|
|3/4 fl oz||Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)|
|3/4 fl oz||Orange juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/6 fl oz||Giffard Grenadine Syrup|
|1/12 fl oz||Giffard Sugar Cane Syrup|
Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.
This is a spirited, sweet and sour combination - like most politicians.
Ward Eight was a voting district of Boston and famed for its political corruption. This drink was first served by Tom Hussion in November 1898 at Boston's Locke-Ober Café, in honour of Martin Lomasney, who owned the café and was running for election in Ward Eight.
The cocktail features in Robert Vermeire's 1922 Cocktails: How to Mix Them, as follows:
"This cocktail must be well shaken. It is composed of:
1 teaspoonful of Grenadine.
1/8 gill of Orange Juice.
1/8 gill of Lemon Juice.
1/4 gill of Rye Whisky.
This cocktail originates from Boston (U.S.A.), a city divided into eight wards."