1 1/2 oz John L. Sullivan Irish Whiskey
1 oz Cardamaro
1/2 oz Sweet Vermouth
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Honey Syrup (1:1)
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass.
On Sunday, Andrea and I decided to take a small tour of Harvard Square; we started at Russell House Tavern for dinner and a drink and ended at Temple Bar for a drink with dessert. At Russell House, I picked one of the new ones on the menu, the Sacrilege created by bartender John McElroy. The drink began with a honey and herbal Cardamaro aroma that possessed a subtle Irish whiskey note. On the tongue, the sip was the balance of the tart lemon juice and sweet honey with an underlying malt flavor, and the swallow contained the vermouth's grape, the Cardamaro's bitter elements, and a lingering lemon note. The honey and the chill helped to keep this drink rather smooth, but as it warmed up, the Sacrilege gained a slightly sharp edge to it.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
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The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!