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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