Affäre introduces new summer cocktails as the heat surges

Affäre Bar Manager Chelsea Almeida and Bartender Matt Hunsberger add 5 new craft cocktail creations for summer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2015) – Affäre announces its new summer cocktails with five new drinks created through the collaboration of Bar Manager Chelsea Almeida and Bartender Matt Hunsberger. Almeida and Hunsberger keep the drinks well-balanced and refreshing for the hot summer months using seasonal fruits and spices. As part of the new summer cocktails, Affäre features in-house barrel aging with its Barrel Aged Crossroads cocktail, made by combining Kansas Whiskey, sweet vermouth, Ginger Liqueur and Peychaud’s Bitters in an oak barrel and aged for five weeks.

All summer cocktail menu items are now available during lunch, served Tuesday through Friday, starting at 11:15 a.m., dinner, served Tuesday through Thursday until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m., and Sunday Brunch, served 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

New cocktails include:

Summer Cocktail Menu

The Boldest Bandit

The Kraken Rum, Kirschwasser, banana syrup, Jamaican bitters

Driving Miss Maizey

Vida Mezcal, Milagro Tequila, corn horchata, chocolate bitters

Tranquility and Trade Secrets

Brandy, Benedictine, Ginger Liqueur, Hugo Tea, apricots

The Clumsy Cyclist

St. George Rye Gin, grapefruit, Rosemary Tincture, rhubarb

Barrel Aged Crossroads

Kansas Whiskey, sweet vermouth, Ginger Liqueur, Peychaud’s Bitters

Aged in Oak for five Weeks

Available for a limited time

About Affäre

Located in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District, Affäre is Kansas City’s home for authentic contemporary German cuisine. Owned and operated by Germany-natives Martin and Katrin Heuser, the restaurant features a lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and full bar with authentic German beers on tap. Martin leads the kitchen, combining experience working in his family’s centuries-old inn in Germany and classical chef training to create a contemporary menu unmatched in the area. Katrin, a certified sommelier, operates the restaurant’s wine program and also manages the restaurant’s operations. The restaurant is open Tues.-Thurs. 11:15 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri. 11:15 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sat. 5-11 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. During the Kansas City streetcar construction, Affäre is closed on Mondays. Visit Affäre online at