The Ninth Ward

Difford's Guide
User Rating (27 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Photographed in a

Michelangelo Coppa 225ml

Garnish:

Lime zest twist

How to make:

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

1 1/2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1/2 fl oz Fiorente Elderflower liqueur
1/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/6 fl oz Difford's Falernum liqueur
1/4 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
2 dash Peychaud's or other Creole-style bitters
1/3 fl oz Chilled water (omit if using wet ice)
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Review:

Brother, forgive me, I've tweaked your cocktail in the quest for harmony between whiskey, elderflower, falernum, and lime. Ideally, I also add 5ml (1 spoon) bottled-in-bond rye whiskey. The Ninth Ward cocktail is also perhaps best served on-the-rocks rather than straight-up.

History:

Adapted from a drink created in 2008 by Robert "Brother Cleve" Toomey in Boston, USA for Tales of the Cocktail. The drink is a play on the classic Ward Eight and a homage to one of the New Orleans neighbourhoods hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. His original recipe comprised:
45ml (1½oz) Bourbon
22.5ml (¾oz) Lime juice
22.5ml (¾oz) Falernum
15ml (½oz) Elderflower liqueur
2 dash Peychaud's bitters

Nutrition:

One serving of The Ninth Ward contains 180 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.3 standard drinks
  • 19.18% alc./vol. (38.36° proof)
  • 17.9 grams of pure alcohol
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