Boston’s Classic Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe

A variation of the Whiskey Sour, this drink is a little less sour and more fruity. Dating back to the late 1800s this drink was invented in Boston at the Locke-Ober, which unfortunately closed its doors in 2012. The story goes that the cocktail was made to celebrate Martin Lomasney 1892 political win in Bostons 8th political ward, but others say it was actually the favorite drink of Lomasney’s henchmen.

Ward 8 Cocktail
Ward 8 Cocktail

Ward 8 ingredients:

  • 60 mls (1.5 oz) Bourbon
  • 15 mls (1.5 oz) Orange Juice
  • 15 mls (1.5 oz) Lemon Juice
  • 10 mls (2 tsp) Grenadine

Combine all ingredients in the shaker. Add ice to the shaker. Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted. Strain into glass to remove ice shards.

ABV = 24%

Originated from Boston MA, USA


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