I first had this drink at a place in downtown OKC called Ludivine. Ludivine is a nice little farm-to-table restaurant that also does some mighty fine craft cocktails. This drink was so good I had to try my hand at making it at home.
A Flip by itself is a classic drink made with a whole raw egg, red sherry, and simple syrup. It’s creamy, with a little bit of spice – kind of a desert drink almost. Ludivine has created this ingenious breakfast version, and I’ll admit that it does hit the spot on Saturday mornings!
THE BREAKFAST FLIP
- 1 1/2 oz Bacon Whiskey (see my recipe)
- 1 oz Gran Marnier
- 1/2 oz Maple Syrup
- 1 whole, raw egg
- 3-4 drops of curry tincture (optional)
Thoroughly beat the four ingredients in the bottom of a cocktail shaker w/o ice until the egg is well mixed in. Add ice and shake twice as hard and twice as long as you would for a margarita. If your hand doesn’t freeze to the side of the shaker, you aren’t trying hard enough! Strain into a chilled glass and garnish with a slice of bacon or cooked bacon lardon.
It’s got everything you need – bacon, eggs, oranges, syrup, and of course, booze. It’s not just part of a balanced breakfast; it IS the balanced breakfast! Just be sure to thoroughly shake this drink to fully emulsify the egg.
I recommend trying one to start the weekend or swinging by Ludivine for the original. For a twist, try replacing the Gran Marnier with Calvados, and maybe add an additional 1/4 oz of maple syrup if you like your drinks sweeter. The curry tincture is optional, but it does add a nice hint of spice.
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-The Drink Doctor