Flip Cocktail (generic recipe)

Flip Cocktail (generic recipe) image

Serve in

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

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with the ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

Garnish:

Dust with grated nutmeg

Comment:

I favour creamy, spicy, bourbon based Flips.

Variant:

Served hot in a toddy glass - heat in a microwave oven or mix in a pan over heat.

About:

Flips basically consist of any fortified wine or liquor shaken with a whole egg and sweetened with sugar. They can also contain cream and are typically garnished with a dusting of nutmeg and served in a sour glass or small Martini glass. 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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