MAKES 1 COCKTAIL
Origin: The Bartender’s Guide: How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon Vivant’s Companion, Jerry Thomas, 1887 In the classic canon, flips contain egg yolk or whole egg, simple syrup, heavy cream, and a spirit. In a cocktail shaker, combine 1 large whole egg, 1½ ounces ruby port, 1 ounce brandy, and ¼ ounce simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds to emulsify, then fill the shaker with ice and continue shaking until it feels frosty, another 10–15 seconds. Strain into a coupe, garnish with a few fresh shavings of nutmeg, and serve immediately.