2 oz Rum
.5 oz 2:1 Rich Simple Syrup
1 Whole Egg
Garnish: Freshly Grated Nutmeg
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 20-30 seconds, making sure the egg is thoroughly incorporated. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
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We're going back to colonial days with this drink. The drink of choice for our pre-independence forefathers, the rum flip is bound to liven up your winter celebrations. It was originally made without ice (it was a little hard to come by back then), but thankfully we don't have a problem getting ice these days.
Using a flavorful rum is the key to a tasty flip. Don't use a cheap white rum or you'll end up with something that tastes mostly like sweet eggs. I love using a rum like El Dorado 12 year which is a rich and flavorful rum from Guyana that is made from Demerara sugar. It's a great drink to experiment with your rum choice, but make sure it's something flavorful that can stand up to the flavor of the egg. Always try to use the freshest eggs that you can find and eggs from your local farm tend to taste the best.