Scottish Guard cocktail

Tonight’s cocktail hour cocktail is a Scottish Guard, or maybe a Kentucky Guard…. I used bourbon instead of the scotch that was called for in the recipe I based mine on. Interestingly enough, there is apparently another similar cocktail called the Ward Eight which is a whiskey based variation from Boston but that also has an additional 1/2 more whiskey than my recipe. I would have made that if I had heard about it before writing this one up. Maybe that will be another post.


  • 1.5 oz bourbon
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 1 tsp grenadine


All ingredients are shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass.