Signature
Matthew Kelly / Supercall

Vodka • Sweet
Maybe, Baby

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. 

The Essentials

Acqua de Cedro
Vodka
whole egg
The Details
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Ingredients

1 oz Acqua de Cedro
1 oz Vodka
1 whole egg
.5 oz simple syrup
3 drops saline solution
Lemon peel

Method

intermediate
Strength:
Simple Syrup
Custom Ingredient

Ingredients

1 Cup White sugar
1 Cup Water

Method

  • Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and stir until sugar dissolves, then immediately take the saucepan off the heat. 
  • Let cool, then pour into a container (a Mason jar works nicely) and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.