The Maximilian Affair
The aggressive cocktail mixes Mexican and French spirits to battle it out for supremacy over your taste-buds.
I got this recipe from Drink in Boston:
1 Tequila (Milagro Silver)
1 St. Germain
.5 Punt e Mes
.5 fresh lemon juice
You could also substitute mezcal for tequila to get an even smokier front-line. If you can’t get your hands on any Punt e Mes, you’re welcome to use a sweet vermouth – you’ll lose a bit of the distinctive earthy bitterness that works so well with this cocktail, but it’ll still be delicious.