Ward Eight

Difford's Guide
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Ingredients

Barware

Coupe glass
Measuring jigger
Shaker
Strainer
Fine sieve

Flavour Profile

Gentle
Boozy
Sweet
Sour

Nutrition

There are approximately 144 calories in one serving of Ward Eight.

Styles & Flavours

Bartender

Ward Eight image

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Quarter orange slice wheel & Luxardo Maraschino cherry on stick (sail)

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

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
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Review:

This is a spirited, sweet and sour combination - like most politicians.

History:

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.
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