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Ward Eight

A pre-Prohibition classic, the Ward Eight combines rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and a hint of grenadine. This cocktail mixes sweet and sour flavors, with a rich history of smoothly satisfying taste.

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ward eight decorated with citrus lemon in martini cocktails glass

Ward Eight

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Whiskey
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grenadine, Rye Whiskey, ward eight
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine in a historical mix.



  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Add the rye whiskey, fresh lemon juice, fresh orange juice, and grenadine to the shaker.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  • Strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
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Ward Eight
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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