Instructions

Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass

History

Eric Felton, WSJ recommends 1 1/4:3/4:1/2:1/4 ratio with a lemon twist. Consider using 1/2 lemon juice.

Cocktail summary
Posted by Dan on 6/06/2010
Created by
Misty Kalkofen, Green Street Grill, Boston
Year
2008
Is an
authentic recipe
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  • A good drink. The Elderflower is a little strong, but is nice with the smokey mezcal. Perhaps pull a bit back on that and a 1/4 dry vermouth?
  • A tad sweet. I prefer Wander Back. — ★★★★★
  • WSJ proportions felt a little spirit heavy. Original proportions are better. Nice drink. — ★★★★
  • Used .25oz lemon juice. Should try the full .5oz next time. via https://apartmentbartender.com/cocktails/recipes/maximilian-affair-/
  • Made it with original 1:1:.5:.5 proportions. The other flavors stand up to Vida's smoke pretty well. — ★★★★
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Comments
Neel M commented on 2/01/2013:

Smoky and tart, even with the small amount of lemon juice. Great drink.


K23 commented on 7/19/2014:

Didn't have punt e mes, so substituted Cocchi Americano on a whim, delicious, a bit sweet, tart, and smoky, can't wait to make this again.


Gilded Mezcal

I used closer to 1 ounce of fresh lemon juice and stirred with two two ice cubes before straining and serving up in a coupe. Amazingly delicious!


Ajvan commented on 12/01/2019:

Made it with the proportions listed. Smoky, tart, great balance. 


yarm commented on 12/02/2019:

Misty competed with this drink in June 2008 at the St. Germain Can-Can competition. 2009 would already find her at Drink which would be too late for the timeline (she opened Drink in late 2008). Also, these are the correct proportions and not the ones that Eric Felten made up. I asked Misty about that here: http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/2011/10/maximilian-affair.html