3⁄4 oz Lime juice
1⁄2 oz Cynar (fat half)
1⁄4 oz Herbal liqueur, Yellow Chartreuse (fat quarter)
1⁄4 oz Agave syrup
Instructions

Shake, strain, coupe.

Cocktail summary
Created by
Kyle Davidson, The Violet Hour, Chicago, IL.
Year
2011
Is an
authentic recipe
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Average
4 stars
(21 ratings)
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  • Had to sub reposado. Really good, almost a 5 from both of us. Herbs, cinnamon, grapefruit. — ★★★★
  • 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. — ★★★★
  • Nice flavors although the whole felt a little awkward and unbalanced. Note: I put in a bit too much Chartreuse. — ★★★
  • 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! — ★★★★
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Comments

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 1/4 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, 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!