Ward 8

There doesn’t seem to be an abundance of cocktails that use fresh squeezed orange juice in them – which seem surprising since many use orange peels as a garnish.
The Ward 8 is an old drink recipe, created in Boston around 1898.

  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. grenadine
  • Maraschino cherry (optional)

Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
I like it poured over a few large chunks of ice.  Garnish with a maraschino cherry, if desired.  Originally, the drink was also decorated with the state flag of Massachusetts 🙂