Ward Eight

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • .75 ounce Lemon Juice
  • .25 ounce Grenadine
  • slice of Orange (Garnish)
  • Cherry (Garnish)

Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into an old-fashioned glass or a special sour glass. Garnish with the orange slice and cherry.

Created in 1898 at the Locke-Ober Restaurant in Boston by Tom Hussion to celebrate the victory of Martin Lomasney, a member of Boston's Hendricks Club political machine, to the state legislature from the Eighth Ward. Lomasney ended up a Prohibitionist and was embarrassed that his ward was becoming famous because of a drink.