DRINK OF THE MONTH—NOVEMBER

 
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WARD 8

2oz rye whiskey
1⁄2oz orange juice
1⁄2oz lemon juice
2tsp grenadine
Maraschino cherry (optional)

Shaken with ice, strained, and served in a chilled cocktail glass.

Originally invented in 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts—the Ward 8 cocktail was created on the whim of a patron asking for a new cocktail to celebrate the win of Martin Michael Lomasney, a local “boss” democrat from Boston's eighth ward. It was thought that the West End’s (ward eight’s) votes contributed much to Lomasney’s win for a seat in the state’s legislature.