Ward 8 Cocktail

Summary

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Prep time5 minutes
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Description

Ward 8 Cocktail, mixed at the Publyk House in Bennington, VT

This was invented for an election celebration in Boston's Eighth Ward (Southie & Roxbury) over a hundred years ago. It's a little sweet and you can overdo it with the fruit salad (like this one), so use some restrain here.

The charm of the Ward 8 seems to be in the way the orange and the lemon compete for the favor of the sweet grenadine, with a dry rye whiskey pulling the strings like a wily old South Boston politician. You could put down a few of these before you realize there's really liquor in there! 

Ingredients

2ozRye Whiskey
3⁄4ozLemon Juice
3⁄4ozOrange Juice
1tGrenadine (Real grenadine, like Powell & Mahoney of Salem, MA)

Instructions

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or an orange wheel, but not both.

Notes

This is best with fresh-squeezed juices, of course, because they have starring roles.
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