Thursday, December 24, 2009

lazy man flip

1 oz Ruby Port (Delaforce)
1 oz Calvados (Laird's Bonded Apple Brandy)
3/4 oz Cream
1/2 oz Simple Syrup
1 Egg Yolk

Shake with ice and strain into a wine glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg (some recipes also include orange zest in addition to the nutmeg).
On my way home from Drink on Sunday, I got off the Red Line a few stops early for a nightcap at Green Street Grill. Perusing the big cocktail menu for a new-to-me drink led to my requesting owner and bartender Dylan Black to make the Lazy Man Flip. The drink was created at the Milk and Honey bar and mimicks the style seen in such classics as the Coffee Cocktail. In the flip, the pungent nutmeg nose was followed by the creamy richness of the sip. The spice notes from the nutmeg carried over into the taste and mingled amiably with the ruby port and apple brandy flavors. The egg yolk and dairy added a distinct smoothness and full mouthfeel which worked well with the nightcap goal of my selection.

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