Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Rum Flip

1 gill rum

Ingredient: rum

What it is:  Rum
Distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice and then usually aged in oak and other barrels. The majority of the world's rum production occurs in and around the Caribbean and in several South American countries, such as Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas golden and dark rums are also appropriate for drinking straight, or for cooking.

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1 pint ale

Ingredient: ale

What it is:  Beer

Ale is a type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewers' yeast.

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(or other beer)
egg

Ingredient: egg

What it is:  Additive
Bird eggs are a common food and one of the most versatile ingredients used in cooking and have long been used in drinks. Usually used to add consistency and foam, egg whites and yolks are usually separated with "silver" indicating the white and "golden" the yolk. Modern chicken eggs are much larger, so use the smallest ones available.

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—Which Dibdin has immortalized as the favorite beverage of sailors (although we believe they seldom indulge in it) —is made by adding a gill of rum to the beer, or substituting rum and water, when malt liquor cannot be procured. The essential in "flips" of all sorts is, to produce the smoothness by repeated pouring back and forward between two vessels, and beating up the eggs well in the first instance; the sweetening and spices according to taste.