Ingredients needed to make a Ward 8
3 oz Blended Whiskey
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1/4 oz Simple Syrup or tsp Sugar
Splash of Maraschino Cherry Juice or
Ward 8 Cocktail Recipe Directions
Gently shake ingredients together in ice, then pour into a low ball style glass that is half filled with ice. Garnish with a Maraschino Cherry. Some recipes also add 1/2 oz of orange juice.
This drink hails back to the late 1800's and the recipe survived Prohibition. Legend says the name has political ties to "Ward 8" in Boston.
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Latest Comments about Ward 8
A good Canadian Rye is the way to go if you have it.
Hey, new to the community, and stoked to see this up here. I really like the Ward 8.
@Forrest I'd recommend a rye for it - the sourness of the rye goes really well, and is probably closer to this drink's roots when Rye was the dominant whiskey in America.
I have to try this. Any suggestions on the whiskey or whiskeys to avoid in this drink?