Maximilian Affair

1 oz Mezcal, Del Maguey
1 oz Elderflower liqueur, St. Germain
12 oz Sweet vermouth, Carpano Punt e Mes
12 oz Lemon juice
Shake, strain, straight up, cocktail glass
Eric Felton, WSJ recommends 1 1/4:3/4:1/2:1/4 ratio with a lemon twist. Consider using 1/2 lemon juice.
From other users
  • Made it with original 1:1:.5:.5 proportions. The other flavors stand up to Vida's smoke pretty well. — ☆☆☆☆
  • 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
  • A tad sweet. I prefer Wander Back. — ☆☆☆☆
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Didn't have punt e mes, so

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.

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Gilded Mezcal

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!