Ward Eight Cocktail

Ward Eight

The Ward Eight is a classic whiskey sour with a hint of grenadine, which adds a touch of sweetness. It’s assumed that the Ward Eight was created in 1898 at Boston’s Locke-Ober and named for the city’s 8th ward. Bartender Tom Hussion supposedly devised it when his boss Martin Lomasney was running for election in the district. There are a few more stories that differ in who, when, and where, but one thing is agreed upon: it was created around the turn of the 20th Century in Boston.


  • 2 ounces whiskey (bourbon or rye whiskey)
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 3/4 ounce orange juice
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Garnish: orange slice
  • Garnish: maraschino cherry
  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the whiskey, lemon and orange juices, and grenadine.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or a collins glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice flag.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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