THANK GOD IT IS IN FACT A FRIDAY....
Between dealing with craziness at my job along with crazy people and everything else under the sun with my film projects, etc, I have litterarlly been driven to the point of madness this week! It's official, I now need to be checked in to the "looney bin" hence why this week's drink is name specific to kick off your tiki weekend and my ongoing battle to obtain my sanity again.
This week's cocktail is one I know I definitely never heard of before until I came across a collection of vintage cocktail recipes. It originated in 1898 in Boston, MS at the bar of the Gilded Age restaurant Locke-Ober.
In 1898 Democratic political czar Martin M. Lomasney hoped to capture a seat in the state's legislature, the General Court of Massachusetts. Lomasney held considerable power in the city for nearly 50 years and legend says the drink was created to honor his election, and the city's Ward 8 which historically delivered him a winning margin.
Some say this story is not true as other origins of the drink have been told with one story reporting that it originated in New York in an area known for political corruption, another that the cocktail is a traditional drink of the Scots Guards.
Regardless of where it originated, the name definitely lends a hint as to where anyone who has had a crazy week like me might end up being carted off too. I gladly present to you:
1 tsp grenadine
Maraschino cherry (optional)
Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry, if desired. Originally the drink was decorated with a small paper of the Massachusetts Flag.