The Classic flip. It's changed slightly over the years, from the 1600s where sailors would have it hot and full of beer, and taverns would use "Flip-dogs" A hot rod to Stir and heat up the frothy beer cocktail. to the 1800s where bartenders would shake the drink with sherry and serve cold, but one ingredient has stayed the same. That's the addition of a whole egg. These days however people seem to be over flips. I suppose its because people are trying to make cocktails more accessible for everyone, and theirs more and more people people coming vegan. Even Egg whites seem to have started to fade from the cocktail scene, with people swapping out the egg white for alternative foamers. But there is not an alternative for the taste and texture of a full egg cocktail. This could be the end of flips. well it had a good 300 year run. To keep the Flip alive, I've came up with a drink I'm calling the Fika Flip.Fika is a big part of Swedish culture. Basically, fika means to have a coffee. It is a concept, Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee and cake.
- 50 ML Aquavit
- 25 ML Espresso
- 15 ML Honeycomb Syrup Monin do a good one
- 4 Dashes Chocolate Bitters
- 1 Whole Egg
- Mix all ingredients in a shaker, and dry shake (without ice)
- Once frothy, add ice and shake again.
- Fine strain into a glass. If you happen to have a Scandinavian wooden coffee cup, use that. But who has one of them laying around?
- Garnish with a single coffee bean on a mint leaf bed, with a cocoa powder dusting