The Maximilian Affair offers a smoky base with a sweet, floral undertone, and a hint of bitterness from the Punt e Mes. It's a complex, layered drink that's both refreshing and bold.
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How do I choose a good quality mezcal for the Maximilian Affair?
Look for mezcals that are labeled '100% agave' and check for a certification from the Consejo Regulador del Mezcal. The region of origin and the type of agave used can also influence the flavor profile of the mezcal.
Can the Maximilian Affair be batched for parties?
Yes, you can batch the cocktail by multiplying the ingredients by the number of servings you need. However, it's best to add the lemon juice freshly before serving to maintain its bright flavor.
What is the significance of the cocktail's name, 'Maximilian Affair'?
The name could be inspired by historical figures or events, such as Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico, or it could simply be a nod to the sophisticated nature of the cocktail. The origins of the name are not well documented.
Are there any rituals or customs associated with drinking mezcal in the Maximilian Affair?
Traditionally, mezcal is sipped slowly and can be accompanied by orange slices and worm salt. For the Maximilian Affair, the focus is on enjoying the complex interplay of flavors rather than following specific drinking rituals.