This cocktail appeals to cocktail nerds and newbies alike. “I wanted to create a cocktail that was nerdy on paper, but user-friendly,” says Matt LoFink of Cure in New Orleans. A Lemon Drop-inspired Flip, the Maybe, Baby combines vodka (everyone’s favorite neutral spirit) with simple syrup, a whole egg and Acqua di Cedro, a totally geeky, totally awesome grappa made with lemon peels. “It’s not something you see often,” LoFink says. “It has a really wonderful lemoncello vibe to it.” A round, super-smooth potato vodka provides a silky base for the cocktail, while a whole egg gives it texture and a bright yellow hue. “It’s fluffy and semi-sweet,” LoFink says. “It comes out tasting like chocolate cake.”
If you can't find Acqua de Cedro, a good quality citrus vodka will do the trick.