Tricks might be for kids, but this Strawberry Milk version of a Flip definitely isn’t. First, I’d like to admit that I have never made or consumed a Flip before. Secondly, I’d like to admit that I don’t like strawberry milk. Thirdly, and most importantly, I loved this! I know, I’m shocked. I was totally inspired by my kids for this recipe. Their strawberry milk seemed like the perfect flavor profile to pair with the creaminess of a Flip style cocktail.
A Flip is traditionally made with sherry and a whole egg. I have never owned a bottle of sherry… so I used a bottle of Malmsey, a style of Madeira, that I’ve had for a while. I also added a touch of Bourbon because I thought it would be nice with the strawberry flavor, and cut down on some of the sweetness of the drink. I really feel that the key to this drink is making your own strawberry syrup, taking care not to cook the berries in the syrup in order to keep their brightness. The strawberry syrup won’t make the drink pink, so if you’re determined to have a strawberry hue you’ll have to add a drop or two of food coloring.
Strawberry Milk Flip
1 oz. Elijah Craig Bourbon
1 oz. heavy cream
0.75 oz. Paul O’Brien Malmsey
0.50 oz. strawberry syrup
1 egg yolk
Mix all of the ingredients in a shaker and dry shake for a few seconds, add ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.