1 oz Rye, Rittenhouse 100
1 oz Mezcal, Los Danzantes Joven
12 oz Bénédictine
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Antica Formula (or 1:1Punt e Mes and Sweet Vermouth)
14 oz Yellow Chartreuse
3 ds Peychaud's Bitters
1 rinse Islay Scotch, Laphroaig
Rinse coupe, stir, strain, up.
This was in the 09 version of Beta Cocktails, but was dropped for the 2011 edition.
From other users
  • Used blanco tequila instead of Mezcal. OK, not superb. — ☆☆☆
  • Awesome. I subbed green chartrueuse and should have used a dash; .25 is a little much as it totally dominates at the beginning. — ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Needs drying out — ☆☆☆☆
  • sub barspoon of green chartruese
  • This is an exceptional cocktail - especially for smokey scotch lovers. It's slightly sweeter than I think it needs to be...will work on that. I used Ilegal Joven Mezcal, but will try with others. — ☆☆☆☆☆
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1 Comment

Excellent. I will definitely

Excellent. I will definitely make this again.

Flavors open with honey and progress slowly through a honeyed Chartreuse spice and then a minty complexity reminiscent of Fernet Branca. It fades into balanced and pleasant bitterness. (I used del maguey vida and 1/4+1/4oz punt e mes & cinzano.)

It's on the sweet side, especially at the start. I'd love to keep the rich complexity and spice while reducing some of the sweetness.