Whiskey Flip

12:00 PM

The Whiskey Flip is a creamy, custardy drink that might just be the cocktail equivalent of a warm sweater on a brisk evening. With a sprinkle of nutmeg, it is reminiscent of eggnog, but not nearly as thick or cloying. It makes a great after-dinner cocktail.

If you know one thing about "flips," you probably know this: they are made with eggs. Raw eggs. And this is what gives them their velvety smooth consistency. The idea of raw egg in a drink might make some people a bit squeamish. I get it. But for those who can deal with it for the sake of a delicious boozy drink (you are my people), just be sure that your eggs are from a reputable source and you have no concerns that they have been sitting around too long or stored at a warm temperature. To read up a little more about egg safety, you can check out this info from Serious Eats. Generally speaking the risks are low, and this drink is tasty.

Whiskey Flip

serves 1

  • 2 oz whiskey or bourbon
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or superfine sugar*
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • ice
  • nutmeg, for sprinkling on top

Put whiskey, egg, sugar, and cream into a shaker filled with ice. Shake it vigorously for a minute. Strain it into a coupe glass, a lowball, or whatever vessel makes you happy. Grate some nutmeg over the top and enjoy.

*Superfine sugar is basically granulated sugar that is ground until it becomes.. yeah, super fine. You can do this in your food processor if you like and then store some in your pantry for this type of occasion. (It dissolves faster which makes it useful for cocktails.) Or just use granulated sugar and give it a few extra shakes in the shaker that you are already vigorously shaking. Don't use powdered sugar which has a funky taste.


  1. I am most definitely trying this drink this week! Looks divine.

    1. Nathan & I are drinking our first whiskey flips right now - lets drink these all the X, he says. 👍

  2. I am definitely the kind of girl that can handle a raw egg in a drink. Eggs are good for you... so that makes this a health drink right? 😉

    1. Exactly! Right up there with kale smoothies. :)


Popular Posts