Christmas Flip from Duck and Cover

Christmas Flip

This is how you pimp your eggnog

At Christmas time most people associate a creamy, full and smooth drink with eggnog. Eggnog is traditionally consumed throughout Canada and the United States  at Christmas every year, often from American Thanksgiving through the end of the Christmas season. In bars the use of egg is more often associated with the classic cocktail categories of “sours” (egg white) or “flips” (whole egg). It’s usually only the use of full cream that distinguishes an eggnog (a spirit, egg, cream, sugar, and spice) from a flip (a spirit, egg, sugar, spice, but no cream). At Duck and Cover however they celebrate Christmas with a creamy flip:

4 cl Appleton Special Reserve rum
1 cl Cherry Heering
1 bar spoon Amaretto
1 bar spoon Bitter Truth Pimento Dram
1 cl cream
1 whole egg

All ingredients are dry shaken to emulsify the egg and subsequently shaken for 10 sec. with ice before strained into a coffee cup or cognac glass. Garnished with nutmeg.

The Christmas Flip is a deliciously creamy and full bodied cocktail that will go well for a dessert or just cheer you up on a cold winter day.

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Thomas Klem Andersen
I believe that true mastery eventually leads to original creation given the right conditions. I love creative cocktails that push the limits of flavor pairing. But I can't deny I have a personal preference for whisky and love everything that is clear and stirred.