Thursday, March 15, 2012
Cocktail Wednesdays: Ward Eight
The Ward Eight was the drink I chose this week because, among my options, it was the one that seemed most classic, as I have seen many variations on it. The drink comes from just before the turn of the century, from Boston, and its districts called wards. Per Savoy Stomp, "Rumored to have been created at the Locke-Ober (the second oldest restaurant in Boston) to celebrate the victory of Martin Lomasney’s 1898 campaign for a seat representing Boston’s Eighth Ward—a celebration that suitably took place the night before the election—the Ward Eight is a simple twist on a whiskey sour."
1.5 oz Rye Whiskey
0.75 oz Lemon Juice
0.75 oz Orange Juice
1 tsp Grenadine
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with an orange.
The verdict: We enjoyed this very orangey drink, possibly because I made it with fresh orange juice. The primary flavors were orange and the rye. The lemon added tartness, but didn't overpower the orange juice or make Scott think it was too lemony.