Friday, May 3, 2013

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XI

Rock Out With Your (Memorial) Cocktail Out this May.

Boston native and current Denver, Colorado bartender, Matty Durgin, is creating a memorial cocktail effort for those who lost their lives during the events surrounding Boston Marathon Bombings. The effort is called the "Ward 8 Gesture." Durgin states, "I'm inviting bars all over the country to set aside a few hours to serve Ward 8s (a classic cocktail that originated in Boston) to remember the innocent people who were harmed, the scores of emergency, support, and military staff that descended on Boston to help those in need." Read the original story the Denver Westword Blog. So let's support his cause by drinking a Ward 8 and listening to some good music.

Drink up, it's for a good cause.
Ward 8 cocktails. (image credit)

Ward 8 Cocktail

  • 1 1/2 ounces bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grenadine

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker half-full of cracked ice. Shake the mixture well and strain it into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and half an orange slice.

Enjoy and press play.


  1. I love Ward 8s. I had one not too long ago at The Met bar.

    1. So random! I'm a big fan of old-timey drinks and hadn't heard of this one before.


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