This cocktail is a jack-of-all-trades kind of beverage. Well suited for fancy, celebratory occasions or more casual, laid-back soirées. The classic Flip cocktail is well-matched with the sweet and tangy pickled cherries- that have also been enhanced by the pungent and peppery extra virgin olive oil.
A Flip is a cocktail that contains a combination of egg (for froth and creaminess), sugar (for sweetness and balance), and either a spirit, liqueur, or fortified wine (for the boozy component). They share a mixology family tree with Egg Nogs, but, while Egg Nogs contain milk or cream, Flips do not. They are actually an enjoyable warm-weather or cold-weather sipper, served chilled and shaken with ice. This rum flip recipe finds a balance between the rich and sweet by utilizing pickled cherries and citrus juice for a uniquely refreshing and surprisingly creamy cocktail.