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DharMag January 2020 Porto Flip: the perfect recipe

Porto Flip cocktail recipe, cocktail with Porto and egg yolk, cocktail recipe Porto Flip is part of the flip cocktail family, those nostalgic drinks prepared with egg yolk.

At first glance, it would seem bizarre, but just think of the classic egg with marsala, grandmother’s zabaglione to understand that the use of seasoning eggs with alcohol, especially with sweet wines, has already been widespread for centuries.

The first news of Porto Flip dates back to after the mid-1800s, but there are no authors or bartenders who have claimed authorship, we could say that it is a cocktail that in the wake of an ancient culinary tradition has then slowly transformed to become a more refined cocktail.

The Porto Flip recipe is very simple and you will have to treat the yolk like a normal ingredient, pour it into the shaker and then shake.

The peculiarity of Porto Flip is the essential presence of nutmeg, exactly like in Alexander.

Porto Flip is usually drunk as an after-dinner and you can combine it with apple pies or chocolate tarts, although it was born as an invigorating cocktail on the genre of Corpse Reviver and Bloody Mary. After a hangover he would settle his stomach with one of these cure-all cocktails, to resume drinking. What was not done in the past …

Porto Flip ingredients

  • 1.5 cl of brandy
  • 4.5 cl of Porto
  • 1 yolk
  • a sprinkle of nutmeg

How to prepare the Porto Flip cocktail

Put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake for 15 seconds and then pour, filtering, into a cup previously cooled with ice.

Enough, that’s all, you don’t need great dexterity, but with a few moves you can prepare a great cocktail, perhaps a little out of date, but which deserves to be tried.

If you like creamy or slightly decadent cocktails, here is Ramos Gin Fizz, Porto Flip, Brandy Egg Nogg, White Scugnizzo, Irish Coffee, Grasshopper, White Russian and Golden Dream.

Which Porto to use to prepare the Porto Flip?

A Tawny Port is the right choice, its more complex and less vinous taste than a ruby makes the cocktail more full-bodied, mottled and less sweet, but full of aromas. The 20-year-old Graham’s is a fine bottle that deserves a place of honor in your mobile bar.

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