At first just a job to put him through school, Sean jokes that with his psychology major, he ended up in the right profession: helping people with their problems and creating a comfortable atmosphere for guests. Originally from Boise, Sean came to Boston looking for that perfect balance of a neighborhood restaurant with loyal regulars, and an innovative craft scene behind the bar. He found exactly that at 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.
- 1 bsp agave syrup
- 4 dash Fee Brothers Aztec chocolate bitters
- 1 oz Ancho Reyes
- 1 oz Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
- Orange zest
- Stir agave syrup and bitters.
- Add remaining ingredients, except orange zest.
- Add ice block.
- Cut and flame orange zest over cocktail.
- 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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