Port Flip
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Port Flip
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.8 / 5
The Port Flip is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century, embodying the rich and smooth textures characteristically associated with "flip" concoctions. This particular variation combines the ... more The Port Flip is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century, embodying the rich and smooth textures characteristically associated with "flip" concoctions. This particular variation combines the robust flavors of cognac with the sweet, nuanced profile of port, balanced by the subtle sweetness of sugar syrup. The inclusion of egg adds a creamy, frothy dimension to the cocktail, giving it a luxurious mouthfeel. Traditionally, the Port Flip is finished with a dusting of grated nutmeg, which imparts a warm, spiced aroma that complements the depth of the port and the smoothness of the cognac, creating a sophisticated and comforting drinking experience typically enjoyed in a cocktail glass.
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Nutmeg
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32.43% | 1.2 units *

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

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Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Port Flip melds the refined warmth of cognac with the velvety depths of port, punctuated by a hint of egg white for a creamy finish. The sprinkle of nutmeg adds an inviting layer of spice to the luxurious texture, crafting a velvety sip that bridges the best of dessert and digestif.

Method
How to make a Port Flip

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well
Then remove the ice and dry shake again
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, dust with some grated nutmeg and serve
~ Note that you add a whole egg in here - yolk and white. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Dry  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

FAQ

What is the texture and taste profile of a Port Flip?

A Port Flip is known for its creamy, rich texture and complex taste profile. The combination of sweet port with the richness of egg white and the depth of cognac creates a smooth, velvety cocktail with a balanced sweetness and slight warmth from the alcohol. The sugar syrup adds a touch of sweetness to round out the flavors.

FAQ

How do I properly shake a Port Flip?

To properly shake a Port Flip, first, combine the port, cognac, egg white, and sugar syrup in a shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for about 15 seconds. The vigorous shaking is crucial for emulsifying the egg white, creating the cocktail's signature frothy texture. Then, strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What are the origins of the 'Flip' cocktail?

The 'Flip' cocktail dates back to the 17th century, originally a mixture of beer, rum, and sugar, heated with a red-hot iron poker, causing it to froth or 'flip.' Over time, the recipe evolved, and by the 19th century, flips included eggs and were served cold without beer. The Port Flip is a modern variant, combining the traditional flip ingredients with port and cognac.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How can I adjust the alcohol content in a Port Flip?

To adjust the alcohol content in a Port Flip, you can vary the amount of cognac and port used. For a lighter version, reduce the quantity of cognac and compensate with a little more sugar syrup or egg white to maintain the texture. Alternatively, for a non-alcoholic version, you can use non-alcoholic substitutes for port and cognac, though the flavor profile will change.

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