Ward 8 Cocktail

Submitted by John on Sat, 11/01/2014 - 03:44
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! 

1 Servings
Preparation time
5 minutes
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry or an orange wheel, but not both.
This is best with fresh-squeezed juices, of course, because they have starring roles.