Boston, Massachusetts is split into eight electoral wards and back in the late 1800s the Democratic political czar Martin M. Lomasney hoped to win one of the seats in the state's legislature, after decades of profound influence in the area’s politics.
It’s rumoured that Lomasney may have bought his seat by issuing ballots pre-marked with his name to the areas residents. The bar staff at Boston’s famous gilded-age bar the Locke-Ober were so sure of Lomasney’s forthcoming success that they were said to have created the recipe for this cocktail to celebrate his win before the ballot had even opened.
Fortunately for Lomasney, he did indeed win the seat. Fortunately for us, this take on a whiskey sour with the addition of orange juice and grenadine in place of the sugar syrup was the enduring legacy of his supposedly ill-gotten win…
- 40ml Bourbon
- 25ml orange juice
- 10ml lemon juice
- 15ml grenadine
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled rocks glass
Garnish with a slice of orange