Ingredient: aleWhat it is: Beer
Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers' yeast.
Ingredient: eggWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: sugarWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: nutmegWhat it is: Spice
Put a quart of ale in a tinned saucepan on the fire to boil; in the mean time, beat up the yolks of four, with the whites of two eggs, adding four table-spoonfuls of brown sugar and a little nutmeg; pour on the ale by degrees, beating up, so as to prevent the mixture from curdling; then pour back and forward repeatedly from vessel to vessel, raising the hand to as great a height as possible— which process produces the smoothness and frothing essential to the good quality of the flip. This is excellent for a cold, and, from its fleecy appearance, is sometimes designated "a yard of flannel."