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Ward Eight – Boston’s Classic Cocktail

The Ward Eight is a classic cocktail with many variations and an array of origin stories. The most common modern interpretation of the Ward Eight uses a mix of rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and a splash of grenadine. History of the cocktail Although a few stories exist surrounding the invention of the Ward …

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Poitín Basil Honey Smash

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here so it’s time for an Irish-inspired cocktail! I wanted the fun of a green drink, while still keeping things interesting and my ingredients all natural. This riff on the modern classic Basil Smash substitutes poitín (Irish moonshine) for gin, and a luxurious honey syrup for simple syrup. With spring …

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Old Fashioned Paloma – (Bourbon and Grapefruit Cocktail)

This refreshing whiskey cocktail is a playful mashup of two classics – the Paloma and the Old Fashioned.  Bourbon and crisp grapefruit are the stars of the show here. A squeeze of lemon or lime livens things up and keeps sweetness in check, while a couple dashes of Angostura bitters keep things interesting. What’s in …

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