Classic Recipe For Ward 8

Happy Hour: Ward 8

Not every rosy-hued drink has to be overly girlie. Take the Ward 8, for example. This classic libation has a blushing color, thanks to a couple bar spoons of grenadine, but it's definitely not sweet. The base spirit is rye whiskey, a potent liquor that's made with at least 51 percent rye. It's smooth, tart, and the kind of drink where if you have one too many, crazy (good) things could happen. It's wonderful sipped solo and is the perfect concoction to fight any single-girl blues you may be feeling over the romantic weekend. Learn the easy method when you read more.

Ward 8

Ward 8

Classic Recipe for Ward 8 2010-02-11 17:00:55


1.5 ounces rye whiskey (recommended: (ri)1)
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice
3/4 ounce fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce grenadine
maraschino cherry and orange slice, optional for garnish


  1. Combine the rye whiskey, orange juice, lemon juice, and grenadine in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake well.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and orange slice, if desired.

Makes 1 drink.