Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe

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Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe

All accounts indicate that the locke-ober cocktail was created at that venerable old café in the eighth ward of Boston. Already nearly two decades old when the drink was made there, the venerable bar and restaurant survived until 2012, before closing forever. Drinks as old as this have been crafted in many different ways, but the most common is a mix of rye whiskey, lemon and orange juices, and grenadine, as author and cocktail historian David Wondrich specifies in his rendition. Over the course of history, every bartender and drinker came up with their own variations of this recipe. The ingredients were added, subtracted, and adjusted in numerous ways. Served on the rocks in a collins glass or up in a cocktail or wine glass, this drink is made up of whiskey, citrus, and grenadine. It is a drink that provides a little bit of everything in a glass and it is quite tantalizing no matter how you prepare it or serve it.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe is 156 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Ward Eight Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Strainer


  • Cocktail glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 dash grenadine
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherry (garnish)

Steps to Make It

  • Put the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
  • Shake well for 30 seconds.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Put the cherry as garnish.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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