Sherry Flip

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Cocktail History

The Sherry Flip is a classic cocktail that was first published in How To Mix Drinks by Jerry Thomas in 1887. According to cocktail historians, the flip itself is template that has been around since at least the 16th century, but they were originally served warm and made with beer, rum, sugar, egg yolk, and egg white. Over time, they evolved into cold drinks that were served up, the most famous of which is this one that calls for fortified wine instead of beer.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Oloroso Sherry: This is a type of fortified wine made in Spain with palomino grapes. We used Emilio Lustau Dry Oloroso Don Nuño Sherry because it has a rich and nutty flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Non-Alcoholic Sherry Flavoring in place of the sherry.

Simple Syrup: This is a sweetener made with white sugar and water. We made ours at home using Alex’s stovetop recipe.

Egg White & Yolk: This is both the clear liquid and yellow portion in an egg. We used fresh egg white and yolk because they add a rich, silky smooth texture.

Grated Nutmeg: This is a spice made from the seed of a nutmeg tree. We used whole nutmeg from the bulk section at our local grocery store.

Bartending Tools

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following bar tools:

Jigger: This is used to measure and pour ingredients. We used the Japanese jigger from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Boston Shaker: This is used to shake ingredients. We used the Boston shaker from the A Bar Above 14-Piece Silver Bar Set.

Hawthorne Strainer: This is used to strain out ice and solid ingredients after the cocktail is shaken. We used the A Bar Above Hawthorne Strainer.

Grater: This is used to grate spices or citrus peel. We used the OXO Good Grips Grater.

Tasting Notes

The Sherry Flip features nutmeg aroma, a sweet and frothy taste despite calling for a dry wine, and a full texture in the mouthfeel.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: In our opinion, this recipe tasted much better than it sounded! Kendall had a harder time with the psychology of drinking a whole egg since this was her first time trying it in a cocktail, but even so, we’d both make the Sherry Flip again. And when we do, we’d probably try it with cranberry simple syrup for an added layer of flavor.

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Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book: Appropriate Libations for All Occasions by Lou Bustamante.

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AuthorThe Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 2 ½ oz Oloroso Sherry
 1 Egg
 Grated Nutmeg

Method
1

Add sherry, simple syrup, egg white, egg yolk, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a goblet.

4

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 ½ oz Oloroso Sherry
 1 Egg
 Grated Nutmeg

Directions

Method
1

Add sherry, simple syrup, egg white, egg yolk, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a goblet.

4

Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Sherry Flip

Make It a Mocktail: Use Non-Alcoholic Sherry Flavoring in place of the sherry to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Sherry Cocktails

If you like this sherry-based cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Cranberry Cobbler Cocktail Recipe

Cranberry Cobbler: A sherry cocktail made with cranberry syrup, orange slices, an orange wedge, mint, and cranberries

Trident Cocktail Recipe

Trident: An aquavit and sherry cocktail made with Cynar, peach bitters, and a lemon peel

Weeknight Wassail Cocktail Recipe

Weeknight Wassail: An apple brandy and sherry cocktail made with apple cider, brown sugar, whole cloves, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and an apple slice

French Toast Flip Cocktail Recipe

French Toast Flip: A sherry, Scotch, and apple brandy cocktail made with maple syrup, allspice syrup, egg white and yolk, orange and fig bitters, and ground cinnamon

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