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Ooooh, lovely!
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Since I haven't posted in a while, and I haven't posted about cocktails in even longer, I'm going to give you the recipe for the perfect Ward Eight. A Ward Eight is a variation on a Whiskey Sour, more or less. I futzed with the recipe a little bit, and this one that I made is wicked good.

2 oz. rye whiskey
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1/2 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. blood orange juice
scant teaspoon grenadine (if using homemade grenadine, bump up to a 1/2 oz.)
dash of orange bitters
dash Angostura bitters

Shake all ingredients save for the Angostura bitters with crushed ice and pour, ice and all, into a double Old Fashioned glass. Add a dash of Angostura as a sort of float on top of the ice, and let it seep down.

You can also pour it as a cooler in the summertime...strain the cocktail into a Collins glass half full of crushed ice and top up with club soda or seltzer.

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Looks very citrusy. Why is it called a Ward Eight? Also, "wicked good?" Are you from everywhere, now?

"Wicked good" was actually a little nod at its origins. According to cocktail historian David Wondrich:
[T]hey say this old smoothie was inaugurated at Boston's ancient Locke-Ober restaurant, at the victory party (the night before the election, naturally) for Martin "The Mahatma" Lomasney, running for something or other from Boston's Ward Eight -- then located, as a reader informs us, "in the old West End...between Beacon Hill and the North End." We'd like to know how many Ward Eights they're pouring these days on Lomasney Way (yep -- they named a street after him).

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