World Cocktail Week

Just as American Craft Beer Week began yesterday, tomorrow will be the last day of World Cocktail Week. Each year, according to The Museum of the American Cocktail,

World Cocktail Week, celebrated from May 6th – 13th, was established to promote a better understanding, appreciation, and respect for the cocktail and its history. The date commemorates the first reference of the term “Cocktail” in the 1806 edition of “The Balance and Columbian Repository”

What better way to celebrate than with a classic cocktail recipe, one that’s stood the test of time over the last 100 years? Try your hand at mixing this one up tonight:

Ward Eight
1 oz fresh lemon juice
1 tsp sugar
1½ oz bourbon or rye whiskey
¼ oz grenadine
Cherry and orange slice for garnish

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients and shake well. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a cherry and orange slice and enjoy.

A bourbon like Maker’s Mark would be quite delicious with the grenadine, since it’s on the sweeter side but with a bit of a kick. A perfect classic cocktail to celebrate the end of World Cocktail Week.



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