We recommend Benchmark Bourbon, whenever you can find it, or, as a substitute, Basil Hayden. Do NOT use one of the top shelf bourbons such as Makers Mark which is more liqueur-like, i.e. too sweet and heavy for use in a Ward 8.
Boston Ward 8
To make 1 cocktail
1 ounce fresh lemon juice
3 ounces bourbon
½ ounce grenadine
3 to 4 ice cubes
1 slice orange
A dash of cold club soda
An 8-ounce wine glass, chilled
Combine the lemon juice, bourbon, grenadine and ice cubes
in a mixing glass. Place a shaker
on top of the mixing glass and, grasping them firmly together, shake vigorously.
Remove the shaker, place a strainer on top of the mixing glass, and pour
into the chilled glass.
Garnish with a slice of orange. Rinse the shaker with the dash of club soda and pour into the glass.
An alternate using any whiskey you favor:
Juice of 1 lemon.
1/2 jigger grenadine.
1 jigger whiskey.
Shake well with cracked ice. Strain into 8 oz. glass. Fill with club soda. Decorate with slice of orange and Maraschino cherry.
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