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Saturday, 24 July 2010

18th Century Flip Recipe.


Flip Recipe.

• 3 eggs
• 3 teaspoons sugar
• 1 jigger rum
• 1 jigger brandy
• 1 red-hot flip iron or poker heated in fireplace
• tall, all-pewter mug
• 12-16 ounces of beer


1. In a quart mug break three eggs
2. Add three teaspoons sugar and stir well
3. Add in the jigger of rum and the jigger of brandy, beating meanwhile.
4. Fill remaining volume of mug with beer
5. Insert red-hot iron until it hisses and foams.
6. The drink will become only warm.

. Flips were originally drunk aboard English ships where mixtures of rum, sugar, and eggs were heated with red-hot iron to create froth ("flipping").
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6 comments:

Woodman.... said...

Now that sounds li8ke something worth trying, at least once, before you die!...How much is a jigger though ;-) Wouldn't want too big a jigger or two, would we :-)

Le Loup said...

Hi Joel. A jigger is roughly your standard shot, about one & a half ounces, but some say it varies from 1-2 ounces. If you have one of those double shot measures, a jigger is said also to be either end.
Just to make sure perhaps you should add one from each end!
Regards.

Woodman.... said...

LOL.. Sounds like a fine rule of thumbs to me!!

Murphyfish said...

Hello Keith,
Have to agree with Woodman, that certainly does sound like something mighty fine to try.
Regards,
John

Le Loup said...

I think you are right John, I just need to get some brandy.

SecretSurvivalist said...

Thanks for posting this, I actually saw your post asking what a flip-can was (I believe it was you). This led to all kinds of searching and figuring out how to make flip and saw images of flip-cans. Then In search results I saw a link to what you posted here. Very informative, thank you.