Monday, January 14, 2013

yule flip

1 1/2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum
1 oz Heavy Cream
1/2 oz Lustau Dry Oloroso Sherry
1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup (2:1)
1 Whole Egg

Shake once without ice and once with ice. Strain into a snifter glass (rock glass) and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

Saturday two weeks ago, we were in the mood for a nightcap, and I decided upon the Yule Flip from the rum booklet of The Cocktail Hour series. This à la minute egg nog was crafted by Sue Erikson of Grüner in Portland, OR. While we never made it into Grüner itself, we did visit the adjoining sibling establishment Kask when we were there.
gruner portland kask yule flip
The nutmeg garnish added spice to the dark rum's aroma. A rich, creamy sip proffered the rum's caramel note, and the rum continued on into the swallow along with the sherry's nuttiness and the dram liqueur's spice. I was most impressed at how well the oloroso sherry works here with the dark rum to make this a delightful Flip.

1 comment:

Dagreb said...

I'll flip will I?