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Crafting Cocktails: Sean Earley's Scorched Earth Recipe

By Sean Earley
The Bar

Ward 8

Ward 8 opened its doors in the heart of historic Boston in the winter of 2013. Offering comfort-food classics in an industrial-meets-homey space, Ward 8 is focused on a top-notch hospitality program for guests to enjoy anything from snacks, homestyle meals, and of course, delicious craft cocktails.


Scorched Earth

  • 1 bsp agave syrup
  • 4 dash Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters
  • 1 oz Ancho Reyes
  • 1 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
  • Orange zest
  1. Stir agave syrup and bitters.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except orange zest.
  3. Add ice block.
  4. Stir.
  5. Cut and flame orange zest over cocktail.
  6. Discard orange peel.

About the Drink

This scorched earth recipe, a spin on an Old Fashioned, is Sean’s favorite winter time cocktaile with its smokey mezcal base and earthy, bold flavors. “It’s a smokey, chocolatey, spicy drink to just sip by the fire. It’s winter comfort!”

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