Flip Cocktail (generic recipe)

Flip Cocktail (generic recipe) image

Serve in

a Sour or Martini/Coupette glass...
2 fl oz Brandy, whisk(e)y, gin, rum etc.
½ fl oz Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)
1 fresh Egg (white & yolk)
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Brandy, whisk(e)y, gin, rum etc. image Sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water) image Egg (white & yolk) image

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with the ice and strain back into shaker. DRY SHAKE (without ice) and pour into chilled glass.

Garnish:

Dust with grated nutmeg

Comment:

Made with a full-bodied and flavoursome base spirit or fortified wine, this is a tasty cocktail. Those perhaps put off by a whole raw egg per drink should give flips a chance. (Health concerns relating to raw eggs taken into account of course.)

Variant:

Served hot in a toddy glass.

About:

Flips basically consist of any fortified wine or liquor shaken with a whole egg and sweetened with sugar. They are typically garnished with a dusting of nutmeg and served in a sour glass or small coupe. They can be served hot or cold.

The very first Flips, which emerged as early as the late 1600s, consisted of a tankard of ale to which a mixture made from sugar, eggs and spices was added before being heated with a red-hot iron poker from the fire. Later they came to mean any fortified wine or liquor shaken with a whole egg and sweetened with sugar.

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