Cocktail Recipe: Ward Eight
Legend has it this cocktail was created to celebrate the Boston precincts which powered Democratic politicians to election win after election win. Lots of variations exist, so adjust the citrus and grenadine as you like. Originally garnished with the flag of Massachusetts as pictured, treat yourself by garnishing with a Luxardo cherry instead.
2 ounces rye whiskey (we used Dickel)
¾ ounce fresh lemon juice
¾ ounce fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon fresh grenadine
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice, shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Serve in a coupe glass with maraschino cherry garnish.
Photo by Jim Hood