The Gaelic Flip belongs to a family of drinks that uses the whole egg, along with a spirit and some kind of sweetener, these are called Flips. This cocktail is made with Irish whiskey, sweet vermouth and a mix of allspice liqueur and simple syrup for sweetness. It was created by Chicago bartender Charles Joly—the founder of Crafthouse Cocktails, a line of bottled cocktails. The result is a foamy, rich and silky drink that, when made right, is as ethereal to look at as it is to drink.
For an authentically Irish Gaelic Flip you’ll need an Irish whiskey. Keep in mind you’ll be covering it with allspice and egg whites, so you don’t want to waste a nice bottle on something that’s going to get mellowed out, anyway. Instead, save your good stuff for the spirit forward Tipperary or Dubliner. If you don’t have any Irish whiskey on hand, a mellow blended Scotch or Canadian whisky will work just fine.
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