1 1⁄2 oz Irish whiskey, John L. Sullivan
1 oz Cardamaro
1⁄2 oz Sweet vermouth
1⁄2 oz Honey syrup
1⁄2 oz Lemon juice

Shake, strain into a rocks glass.

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Created by
John McElroy, Russell House Tavern, Cambridge, MA.
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  • Used Slane. Substituted rosemary simple in place of honey syrup which was a nice complement to the subtle yet supportive background. — ★★★★★
  • Great balance and a cool way to involve Irish whiskey. — ★★★★
  • Lovely warming whisky sour variation. — ★★★★
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yarm commented on 10/31/2019:

When I joined Russell House Tavern in 2013, the drink was still on the menu but with Jameson. The name revolves around how some thought it a sacrilege to mix with Irish whiskey, but those in the know had dubbed this one the "Sacrilicious." I believe that the drink finally left the menu in 2014 coinciding with John leaving the bar team (there was a tradition that your drink generally left the menu along with you).