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! — ☆☆☆☆
  • 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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1 Comment

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.