Ward Eight

2 oz Rye (or Bourbon)
12 oz Orange juice
12 oz Lemon juice
1 t Grenadine
1 sli Orange (as garnish)
1   Maraschino cherry (as garnish)
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass. Garnish (or not, as desired).
Vermeire has this as 1/4 gill (=1 oz) rye, 1/8 gill (= 1/2 oz) juices, 1 tsp grenadine. David Wondrich insists on Rye instead of Bourbon.
The earliest I can find in print is Robert Vermeier's "Cocktails How to Mix Them" from 1922, though PDT references "The Cocktail Book - A Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen" from 1915. The drink was evidently created to celebrate the victory of Democrat Martin Lomasney, who ran for the Legislature.
Ward Eight
2008, Creative Commons, Jim Hood, Wikipedia
From other users
  • Bourbon flavor surprisingly subdued. Good intro to whiskey. Good whiskey drink for non-whiskey drinkers. — ☆☆☆☆
  • With my homemade (not very sweet) grenadine, this wound up being dominated by the lemon juice and 100-proof rye. — ☆☆☆
  • My orange might have been low sugar but this felt dry and tart but quite solid. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Agree with others - a bit tart/sour plus my grenadine was also low sugar. 2 - 3x the grenadine over ice helps a lot. — ☆☆☆
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1 Comment

PDT substitutes 1 bsp

PDT substitutes 1 bsp pomegranate molasses plus 1/4 oz simple syrup for the grenadine. Tart and a bit darker than the original.