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How to Make the Ward Eight, or two versions of a perfect summer afternoon cocktail.

May 12, 2014 Nick McAfee 0

This cocktail is rumored to have been created in 1898 to celebrate  the imminent election of Martin M. Lomasney, “the czar of ward eight”, to the General Court of Massachusetts.  Mr. Lomasney’s friends were so confident of the his victory that they asked Tim Hussion, bartender of the Locke-Ober Café in Boston to concoct a cocktail to honor their friend and his strongest supporters: the 8th Ward.  There is also a bit of humor behind this cocktail as not only were they celebrating Mr. Lomasney’s victory the night before the election was actually held, but Mr. Lomasney himself was a staunch prohibitionist.  After tasting this cocktail for the first time, I don’t know how it could make anyone anything but a strong supporter of spirits. The Ward Eight (Modern Version) 2 oz Rye Whiskey 0.5 oz orange juice 0.5 oz lemon juice 0.5 oz grenadine* Pour all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Learn More

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How to Make the Between the Sheets Cocktail, or a kinky name for a simply wonderful drink.

May 8, 2014 Nick McAfee 0

With a name like “Between the Sheets” one might think that this cheeky cocktail is a recent creation…but you would be wrong. While the exact origin of the cocktail is uncertain, it was either created in the 1920s in London by Mr. Polly (Manager of the Berkeley Hotel) or in the 1930s in Paris by Harry MacElhone of Harry’s New York Bar . Though most sources credit MacElhone with the BTS’s creation, the first published source is by Harry Craddock in the Savoy Cocktail Book in 1930. No matter what the actual origin, this delicious cocktail is well worth at least one taste…and once you’ve had it once, you are bound to go back time and time again. Between the Sheets Cocktail 0.75 oz Brandy 0.75 oz White Rum 0.75 oz Orange Liqueur 2 barspoons lemon juice garnish with a lemon twist Add all ingredients with a  generous portion of Learn More