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Ward Eight | Barorder

Ward Eight

Born from corruption?


An interesting history here. Created by the Locke-Ober Café, in Boston’s eighth ward, in 1898. Martin M. Lomasney was an incredibly powerful politician for 40 years in Boston. This drink was created to celebrate his election to the State's legislature. Noble origins right? Well, there are rumours that this cocktail was created a week or two before the vote. Turns out, Martin had assured bar staff he would win. How could he be so confident? Following the election, rumours, although never substantiated, suggested that pre-filled voting slips were printed and included in the count. It appears the election was, let's say massaged, in Martin's favour. Still, a great cocktail from the late 1800s.

How to make it

1. Add all your ingredients into your shaking tin
2. Add ice and shake for 10-12 seconds
3. Double strain into the glass
4. Garnish with a twist of orange or lemon, perhaps a cocktail cherry too

On the nose this one is fruity and dry. The orange peel and citrus come through really well. On tasting, it's a perfectly sweet and sour drink all backed up by the spicy rye whiskey. If you like an Old Fashioned, a Scofflaw or any other whiskey cocktail for that matter - you'll love this. Another classic drink from Boston.


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