Ingredients: 2 oz rye whiskey, 1 oz simple syrup, 3/4 oz lemon juice, 1/4 oz grenadine. Shake with ice and strain into a glass on the rocks.
Source: The Essential Cocktail by Dale Degroff
I know what you’re thinking: the name of this cocktail has something to do with The Hunger Games. Nope! First of all, if it did, it would be called DISTRICT 8 (and I 100% vote for changing the name to that). But secondly, that’s not the background of the cocktail. Apparently Ward 8 references a voting district in Boston where this cocktail was invented after an election 1898. It’s super-sweet, but very tasty. My favorite drink from this book so far. And hey, if you want to use it as a Hunger Games drink, no one’s stopping you.