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The Proper Cocktail

Flips

A flip is a class of mixed drinks. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term was first used in 1695 to describe a mixture of beer, rum, and sugar, heated with a red-hot iron ("Thus we live at sea; eat biscuit, and drink flip"). The iron caused the drink to froth, and this frothing (or "flipping") engendered the name. Over time, eggs were added and the proportion of sugar increased, the beer was eliminated, and the drink ceased to be served hot.

Colleen Bawn

Like many others, the true origin is lost in history, it was first found in cocktail books in the earily 1900's.  Colleen Bawn, the cocktail was believed to be inspired by a famous Irish murder.  

Bartending

Colleen Bawn Recipe

Martini Glass, Chilled

1 ounce Rittenhouse Rye

1 ounce Benedictine

1 ounce Yellow Chartreuse

1 Egg

Grated Nutmeg and Cinnamon to garnish

 

 

Mixology

Stinger Recipe

Mixing Glass

1 ounce Brandy

1/4 ounce White Crème de Menthe

Add Ice

Stir and Strain

Cocktail Glass

Garnish with Mint Sprig

Flip Recipe

Gaelic Flip

 

Brandy Flip

 

Fort Washington Flip

 

French Toast Flip

 

Rum Flip

 

Port Wine Flip

 

Sherry Flip

 

Sleeper

 

 

 

 

Nogs

Nogs are flips with cream and better named flips.  Traditional nogs are made with egg, milk, sugar, and base spirit.  As an English creation, it descended from a hot British drink called posset, which consists of eggs, milk, and ale or wine. The recipe for eggnog (eggs beaten with sugar, milk or cream, and some kind of spirit) has traveled well, adapting to local tastes wherever it has landed. In the American South, bourbon replaced ale (though nog, the British slang for strong ale, stuck). 

Bourbon Nog

The first references to the Alexander was in 1910 and 1915, both cocktails were vastly different.  In Jack's Manuel of 1910, a cocktail is named Alexander using a combination of Rye Whisky and Benedictine.  Hugo Ensslin in 1915, coined a cocktail called the Alexander which was a combination of Gin, Creme de Cocoa, and Sweet Cream.  Alexanders are also knowned as Princess Mary.  Today, we see many variations of this cocktail: Brandy Alexander subsitutes the Gin for Brandy, Coffee Alexander subsitutes the brandy with coffee liquor, Blue Alexander subsitutes the creme de cocoa with blue Caracua.  

Bartending

Mixology

Bourbon Nog

Bourbon Nog 

Martini glass, frozen

3/4 ounce Gin

3/4 ounce Brown Crème de Cocoa

3/4 ounces cream

Shake and strain

Nutmeg

Martini glass, frozen

3/4 ounce Gin

3/4 ounce Brown Crème de Cocoa

3/4 ounces cream

Shake and strain

Nutmeg

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