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 🙂

Another tequila cocktail

Had a great dinner the other day at a restaurant called El Cortez, located just south of the Strathcona Farmers Market.
Along with some very tasty tacos, I had their Tequila Old-Fashioned – and it was awesome!
Had to see if I could find out how to make it – and I think I found their recipe here.

Oaxaca Old-fashioned
Recipe Type: drink
Prep time:
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Serves: 1
Haven’t made this yet myself – just have to get a couple of the ingredients together!
  • 1 1/2 oz. reposado tequila
  • 1/2 oz. mezcal
  • 1 tsp. agave nectar
  • 1 to 2 dashes Bittermens Xocolati Mole bitters
  • 1 wide strip of orange zest for garnish
  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, and fill with ice.
  2. Stir to chill.
  3. Strain into an ice-filled Old Fashioned glass.
  4. Twist orange zest over drink and use as garnish.