Sherry Flip Cocktail Recipe

Pete Capella
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English novelist Charles Dickens penned classics like A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol. He was also a big believer that, when under the weather, the best cure was a cocktail. A Sherry Flip to be exact. In his serial novel Little Dorrit,  there is a scene where the main character Mr. Merdle is looking to his bishop for advice on how to cure a bit of malaise. Dickens wrote, “The yolk of a new-laid egg, beaten up by the good woman in whose house he at that time lodged, with a glass of sound sherry, nutmeg, and powdered sugar acted like a charm.” Dickens himself was even known to drink the concoction when feeling ill on his American reading tour. So cure your ills by making yourself a Sherry Flip. 

 

Sherry Flip Cocktail Recipe

1.5 oz Cream Sherry

2 tsp Light Cream

1 tsp Powdered Sugar

1 Whole Egg

Nutmeg for Garnish

 
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake at least 52 times. Strain into a coupe glass, letting the egg foam sit on top of the cocktail. Shave fresh nutmeg over the drink for garnish.
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