Under the Volcano

2 oz Añejo tequila, El Tesoro Añejo
34 oz Lime juice
12 oz Cynar (fat half)
14 oz Yellow Chartreuse (fat quarter)
14 oz Agave syrup
Shake, strain, coupe.
From other users
  • Beta Cocktails has minus signs before the measurements for Cynar and Yellow Chartreuse, which I assume means "scant" rather than "fat". Even so I might like more fat! — ☆☆☆☆
  • Had to sub reposado. Really good, almost a 5 from both of us. Herbs, cinnamon, grapefruit. — ☆☆☆☆
  • Nice flavors although the whole felt a little awkward and unbalanced. Note: I put in a bit too much Chartreuse. — ☆☆☆
  • This drink is so complex my mind will explode. It is difficult to balance. My first try the lime seems a little too forward and but the cocktail seems a little too dry overall. — ☆☆☆☆
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For a "hot" drink, try "Under

For a "hot" drink, try "Under the Volcano." It's really a cool drink (so to speak). For tequila lovers, this is a drink to enjoy; the Cynar adds a hint of bitterness, as does the Yellow Chartreuse, and the lime adds a touch of tartness. The Agave syrup puts a dab of sweetness; and the El Tesoro is the treasure.

What more can I say? Nothing, except that I rated this drink at 4.0; one more of these and I would've rated it 4.5--it's that good. I did make two minor changes, to suit my taste: (1) I made the Cynar a fat "fat" 1/2 oz, and (2) I added only 1/2 oz lime juice. Others may want to follow the recipe as is. Personally, I tend to add less lemon or lime juice than specified, and add more if I think it needs it. And as for the Cynar...well, I just had a hunch, and for me, it paid off...this time.


Used an even 1/2 Cynar and 1

Used an even 1/2 Cynar and 1/4 Chartreuse alongside Espolon Anejo Tequila. Overall this drink leans sweet - far measurements would push it over the top. I would recommend scant ones if you prefer a drier drink.  

This is an excellent drink,

This is an excellent drink, and I'm not sure why. Maybe the combo of the yellow chartreuse with the bitter cynar work well together , or this is just one of those that needs all the ingredients. Superb!