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Tip Your Bartender: Drink, Boston

April 01, 2020

Story: Punch Staff

art: Nick Hensley

Ezra Star makes the Maximillian Affair, a rogue recipe that has become a classic of the menu-less bar.

Tip Your Bartender is a social media initiative from PUNCH connecting our readers with bar teams across the country via Instagram. We’re asking select bartenders to share their drinks (albeit virtually) and encourage the PUNCH audience to “tip” during the economically uncertain times ahead. 

Between March 30th and June 8th, for every dollar tipped to bar teams, the Bacardi family of brands has generously committed to matching it with an equal gift to our charitable partner, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.

Send a tip to the Drink bar staff via Venmo by searching @Team-Drink.

Maximillian Affair

Ezra Star, Drink | Boston

A simple drink on the surface, the Maximillian Affair has a lot to offer: bright acidity, floral notes, subtle smoke and herbal bitterness. Equal parts tequila and St-Germain combine with Punt e Mes and fresh lemon juice in this rogue recipe from Misty Kalkofen that has become a classic of the menu-less Drink in Boston.

1 ounce St-Germain
1 ounce Cazadores Blanco tequila
½ ounce Punt e Mes
½ ounce lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a mixing tin and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe.

Order ingredients for this cocktail for delivery via Drizly.

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