Lazy Man Flip
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Lazy Man Flip
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Rating

4.48 / 5
The Lazy Man Flip is a smooth and indulgent cocktail that combines the richness of Ruby Port with the warmth of Calvados—a type of French apple brandy. It is lightly ... more The Lazy Man Flip is a smooth and indulgent cocktail that combines the richness of Ruby Port with the warmth of Calvados—a type of French apple brandy. It is lightly sweetened with sugar syrup and given a creamy, frothy texture thanks to the inclusion of an egg. This cocktail typically boasts layers of fruitiness from the port, subtle apple notes from Calvados, and a hint of spices with a garnish that enhances its complexity. Served in a cocktail glass, the Lazy Man Flip presents an elegant appearance with its rich hue, often complemented by the aromatic brightness of expressed orange oil and the warm, inviting spice of grated nutmeg on top. This cocktail offers a balance of sweetness, alcohol warmth, and spice, making it a sophisticated choice for those who enjoy classic flip-style beverages with a fruity, yet potent character.
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Calvados
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Orange, nutmeg
Alcohol content
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22.47% | 1.73 units *

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Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

4/5

The Lazy Man Flip masterfully marries the deep, sweet notes of Ruby Port with the rustic warmth of Calvados, creating a luxurious and robust drink. The addition of egg white rounds out the texture, giving it a silky smooth finish that complements the cocktail's potent fruit and subtle spice undertones.

Method
How to make a Lazy Man Flip

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice
Shake well then strain into a chilled martini glass
Garnish by expressing the oil from an orange peel twist and adding some grated nutmeg, then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  ·  Twist  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the significance of the name 'Lazy Man Flip'?

The name 'Lazy Man Flip' likely refers to the simplicity and efficiency of preparing this cocktail compared to traditional flips. Traditional flips include a whole egg and are sometimes more complex, whereas this version uses only egg white and is designed for quick preparation with a straightforward method.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of port in the Lazy Man Flip?

While Ruby Port is specified for its fruitiness and body, you may experiment with other types of port like Tawny or White Port, keeping in mind that the flavor profile will change. Tawny Port might introduce a nuttier and more complex taste, while White Port could make the drink lighter and crisper. It's all about finding the balance you enjoy.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

How can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Lazy Man Flip?

To create a non-alcoholic version of the Lazy Man Flip, you could use non-alcoholic substitutes for Calvados and Ruby Port. For Calvados, try using apple juice or a non-alcoholic apple cider. For Ruby Port, a mixture of grape juice and a bit of lemon juice can mimic its sweet and tart profile. Remember, the texture might slightly differ due to the absence of alcohol.

FAQ

What is the purpose of the egg white in the Lazy Man Flip?

Egg white is used in cocktails like the Lazy Man Flip to add texture and a smooth, silky mouthfeel. When shaken, egg whites create a frothy layer on top of the cocktail, giving it a richer body and a visually appealing appearance. It also helps to balance the flavors by softening the edges of the alcohol's sharpness.

FAQ

Is the Lazy Man Flip suitable for serving at a dinner party?

Absolutely, the Lazy Man Flip, with its elegant presentation and complex flavor profile, makes it an excellent choice for dinner parties. Its sophisticated mix of ingredients can easily cater to refined palates, and its relatively high alcohol content makes it a good fit for after-dinner enjoyment. Just ensure your guests are comfortable with the inclusion of raw egg white in their cocktails.

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