Whisky Flip
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Whisky Flip
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The Whisky Flip is a classic cocktail with a rich, creamy texture and a balance of sweetness and robust whiskey flavor. A variation of the historic flip cocktail family that ... more The Whisky Flip is a classic cocktail with a rich, creamy texture and a balance of sweetness and robust whiskey flavor. A variation of the historic flip cocktail family that dates back to the 17th century, this modern rendition blends whiskey with the sweetness of sugar, the smoothness of half and half, and the richness of a whole egg to create a decadent beverage. It’s often garnished with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top, which adds a warming spice note that complements the whiskey beautifully. Typically served in a wine glass, the Whisky Flip presents an indulgent experience, offering a sophisticated and creamy alternative for those who enjoy spirit-forward drinks with a touch of dessert-like character.
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22.64% | 2.4 units *

Wine glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Whisky Flip

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients except the nutmeg to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Strain into a chilled wine glass
Grate the nutmeg on top and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Whisky Flip?

To properly shake a Whisky Flip, first, add the whiskey, sugar, half and half, and egg white into a shaker. Fill the shaker with ice and shake vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This ensures the egg white is fully incorporated, creating a smooth, frothy texture. Strain the mixture into a wine glass and garnish with a pinch of nutmeg.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish is best for a Whisky Flip?

The best garnish for a Whisky Flip is a light dusting of nutmeg on top of the cocktail. This not only adds a beautiful visual appeal but also complements the creamy, rich flavors of the drink.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

Is there a vegan alternative to using egg white in a Whisky Flip?

Yes, for a vegan alternative to egg white in a Whisky Flip, you can use aquafaba, which is the liquid from a can of chickpeas. Use about 30ml (or 2 tablespoons) of aquafaba to replace the egg white; it creates a similar frothy texture and is a great vegan substitute.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I replace half and half in a Whisky Flip with a different type of cream?

Yes, you can replace half and half in a Whisky Flip with heavy cream for a richer, thicker texture, or with milk for a lighter version. The choice depends on your preference for the drink's creaminess and calorie content.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Whisky Flip compare to a standard cocktail?

A Whisky Flip contains about 22.64% alcohol content, which is slightly higher than many standard cocktails, which usually hover around 15-20%. However, its alcohol content is less than that of straight spirits, making it a moderately strong choice.

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