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Cocktail of the Week: the Ward Eight

This week’s cocktail is a variation on the Whiskey Sour called the Ward Eight

Last week we were mixing champagne and gin, now this week we’re mixing rye whiskey and

They might not be the most obvious fit but as long as you use freshly-squeezed juice then

In this case we’re making something called the Ward Eight which is a variation on the

Our recipe comes from a book called Whiskey Cocktails by Jesse Estes

But he’s not just about agave, Estes is a hugely experienced bartender and has written for

If you want to make a great Old Fashioned, Manhattan or Julep, then you need a copy

The Ward Eight is much like a classic Whiskey Sour but with the addition of orange juice

Did he even taste the cocktail named after him? Then there’s some debate about which bartender

If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, we love the high rye content Four Roses

Then for the fruit juice, it must be freshly-squeezed or you can just forget about the whole

50ml Kyrö Malt Rye Whisky 25ml fresh lemon juice 25ml fresh orange juice 7

Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with an orange wedge and a maraschino cherry