Yuletide Flip

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Cocktail History

The Yuletide Flip is a Christmas cocktail that was created by Craft Gin Club and was first published in their book Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration. Like other Flips, the recipe features both the egg white and egg yolk shaken with a spirit and sugar. The result is a thick, rich, and indulgent drink, and this holiday-inspired version is especially unique thanks to its tasty combination of gin, citrus, and bourbon cream liqueur.

Cocktail Ingredients

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

London Dry Gin: This is a type of gin made with juniper berries, botanicals, and alcohol that has been infused with flavor through redistillation without artificial ingredients or colors. We used Broker’s Premium London Dry Gin because it’s versatile and high proof. For a mocktail version of this drink, try MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin.

Triple Sec: This is a liqueur made with bitter oranges, lemons, sugar, and alcohol. We used Cointreau because it’s one of the highest quality orange liqueurs on the market. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Orange Sec Non-Alcoholic Spirit in place of the orange liqueur.

Irish Cream Liqueur: This is a liqueur made with cream, whiskey, sugar, and spices. We used Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur because it’s exceptionally creamy and flavorful. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Bailey’s Non-Alcoholic Irish Cream Coffee Creamer in place of the Irish cream liqueur.

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

Orange Bitters: This is a food product made with oranges, botanicals, herbs, and alcohol. We used Angostura Orange Bitters. For a mocktail version of this drink, try All The Bitter Non-Alcoholic Orange Bitters in place of the orange bitters.

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.

Orange Twist: This is the peel of an orange that has been twisted into a corkscrew shape.

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.

Peeler: This is used to remove the garnish peel from the citrus. We used the OXO Good Grips 2-Piece Peeler Set.

Tasting Notes

This Yuletide Flip begins with aromas of citrus, features bright orange notes that blend beautifully with the vanilla and cocoa in the Irish cream, and finishes with the gin’s botanical notes on the swallow.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Once we tweaked the original recipe by adding simple syrup and orange bitters to enhance the existing flavors, this drink was creamy and delicious. We can see ourselves making these to order for friends and family at Christmas gatherings, especially when we don’t feel like making an entire batch of eggnog.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This Flip originally called for no simple syrup or orange bitters, and we both found it to be way too dry for our palates without those two ingredients. The syrup brought forward all of the sweetness that it was lacking, and it helped the flavors of the liqueurs to come out a bit more. The orange bitters also brought a lot more citrus to the mix, but it wasn’t overbearing. With those tweaks, this became a cocktail I really enjoyed.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐
“We’ve shared a lot of chocolate cocktails this Christmas season, so this gin recipe was a nice break from those. Its flavor almost reminded me of cookie batter with a hint of citrus, which is a very unique flavor combination. Again, I can’t quite get past there being egg in this one though; I probably wouldn’t request it again for that reason, but it’s definitely worth trying, especially with Broker’s Gin so the other flavors shine. Many other gins that is more botanical or flavored just wouldn’t work in this.”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Gin O’Clock: A Year of Ginspiration by Craft Cocktail Club.

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AuthorGin O'Clock

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 ¾ oz London Dry Gin
 ½ oz Triple Sec
 ½ oz Irish Cream Liqueur
 1 dash Orange Bitters
 1 Egg
 1 Orange Twist

Method
1

Add gin, triple sec, Irish cream liqueur, simple syrup, orange bitters, egg white, egg yolk, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a sour glass.

4

Garnish with orange twist.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ¾ oz London Dry Gin
 ½ oz Triple Sec
 ½ oz Irish Cream Liqueur
 1 dash Orange Bitters
 1 Egg
 1 Orange Twist

Directions

Method
1

Add gin, triple sec, Irish cream liqueur, simple syrup, orange bitters, egg white, egg yolk, and cubed ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a sour glass.

4

Garnish with orange twist.

Yuletide Flip

Make It a Mocktail: Use MONDAY Zero Alcohol Gin in place of the gin, Lyre’s Orange Sec Non-Alcoholic Spirit in place of the orange liqueur, Bailey’s Non-Alcoholic Irish Cream Coffee Creamer in place of the Irish cream liqueur, and All The Bitter Non-Alcoholic Orange Bitters in place of the orange bitters to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Christmas Cocktails

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

Cousin Eddie's Irish Eggnog Cocktail Recipe

Cousin Eddie’s Irish Eggnog: A whiskey cocktail made with eggnog, vanilla extract, and grated nutmeg

Cranberry Cobbler Cocktail Recipe

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

Chocolate Blood Orange-tini Cocktail Recipe

Chocolate Blood Orange-tini: A blood orange gin cocktail made with heavy cream, dark crème de cacao, white crème de cacao, triple sec, cocoa bitters, simple syrup, grated dark chocolate, and an orange twist

Sugar Cookie Cocktail Recipe

Sugar Cookie Cocktail: A vanilla vodka cocktail made with amaretto, Irish cream liqueur, heavy cream, simple syrup, and sprinkles

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