Just a day short of what, for some, is the big holiday of the season.  I know that when I am in need of some Christmas cheer, the flavor I favor most is Peppermint!  The bottle I keep handy this time of year is of Peppermint Schnapps (I am rather fond of Dr. McGillicudy's).

While I covered the auld favorite Egg Nog a couple weeks back, this week's drink is its ancestor, the Flip!

Whiskey Peppermint Flip

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 oz Rye or Bourbon Whiskey (For this, I prefer Bourbon, but you might want the spiciness of Rye.)
  • 1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1/2 oz cream
  • A dash of nutmeg

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker, but leave out the ice for now.  As with The Thunder you will want to give this a dry shake to whip up the egg.  My "Spirit Guide" Jerry Thomas recommends whipping up the egg with the sugar and spice first (use a whisk) and then adding to the rest.  Then pour back and fourth between two vessels until smoothness is obtained.

The traditional glass to serve a flip is a "sour glass", but you can use a rocks glass, sans rocks, if you must.

Enjoy and Happy Christmas to you!