The vegan eggnog I buy is always the first item in my cart on the 1st of November. It stays there as a staple until it runs out. Nog-Offs, my legendary head-to-head competitions, were not to be had this year. This fight was already over when no new competitors entered the ring.
Instead, I’m flipping over a lighter, easier, quicker approach that anyone can mix up at home. Flip cocktailsA plant-based revival is long overdue.
What is a Flip Cocktail?
First hitting the bar scene in the late 1690’s, a flip is a cocktail made with whipped whole egg, sugar, spirits or fortified wine, and garnished with nutmeg. Traditionally poured back and forth between two shakers to properly mix and froth, or “flip,” is how they got their name. These can be made hot or cold and most often with bourbon (my favorite), brandy, or rum.
What Is the Difference Between Eggnog and Flips?
Eggnog is a tall, voluminous drink that sits like a meal, whereas flip cocktails are… A flip is not a large, tall drink, but rather a smaller, lighter cocktail.