Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe

The Ward Eight is an old school cocktail, similar to a Whiskey Sour, created in Boston (and named in celebration of a local political hero in 1898). Fresh juice (orange and lemon) make this an especially delicious treat!

Someday, I’ll try my hand at homemade Grenadine, for now, we’re using premade from Stirrings.

ward eight cocktail


  • 2 ounces rye whiskey (I used High West, but Bulleit would also be delicious!)
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine
  • Orange peel (for garnish)


  1. Combine whiskey, juices and teaspoon of grenadine in mixing glass with ice
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Garnish with orange peel (optional)


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  1. I made this recipe with Bulleit earlier this month after seeing it on Best Bars in America on the esquire network. A very good drink and not as sweet as I originally thought

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