Fort Washington Flip
Ingredient: apple brandyAlso Known As: Calvados, Applejack What it is: Brandy
Fruit brandies are distilled from fruits other than grapes. Apples, plums, peaches, cherries, eldberberries, raspberries, blackberries, and apricots are the most commonly used fruits. Fruit brandy usually contains 40% to 45% ABV. It is usually colorless and is customarily drunk chilled or over ice.
Ingredient: BénédictineWhat it is: Liqueur
Herbal liqueur invented by Alexandre Legrand (who later changed his name later to Alexandre Le Grand) in the 19th century and produced in France. The recipe contains 27 plants and spices.
Ingredient: maple syrupWhat it is: Additive
Maple syrup is a sweetener made from the sap of some maple trees. In cold climate areas, these trees store starch in their stems and roots before the winter, which when converted to sugar, rises in the sap in the spring. Maple trees can be tapped and the exuded sap collected and concentrated. Quebec, Canada, produces most of the world's supply of maple syrup. The United States is the only other major producer and the leading consumer.
Ingredient: eggWhat it is: Additive
Ingredient: nutmegWhat it is: Spice
Combine all the ingredients in a shaker and shake really hard, without ice, for at least 10 seconds, until the egg is pretty well mixed with the other ingredients. Add ice and shake again for at least 10 seconds; strain into a chilled cocktail glass and hit in with a few scrapes of nutmeg.