Santa’s Whiskey Flip

Recipe Description

I try not simply to republish the recipes of others, but there is no improving this simple, creamy Christmas drink, so here is the original recipe.

I must admit, I do sometimes add a little more amaretto and even a splash of the always-delicious spiced brown sugar syrup, but too much fiddling throws this cocktail off balance both because one egg doesn’t go further than one drink in a flip, and because the bite of the cinnamon whiskey* is essential to keeping this drink from being cloyingly unctuous or too much like dessert.


  • 2 ounces cinnamon whiskey
    (see recipe*)
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 1 egg
    a whole egg is what makes a flip a flip!
  • grated nutmeg


Combine all ingredients other than grated nutmeg in a shaker and shake vigorously without ice. Add ice and shake vigorously again until cold.


Strain cocktail into cocktail glass and top with grated nutmeg.

Ho! Ho! Ho!

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