Day 31: Flipadelphia
"Well, I don’t know how many years on this Earth I got left. I’m gonna get real weird with it." Hello there everyone, and thanks for joining me on the 31st day where nobody knows your name. Bars are gone, but the daily cocktails must continue! I felt like pulling out an old drink today that really made me think of being in bars, since it's inspired by one of America's favorite bar-themed comedies, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Regardless of how you feel about this show, it's hard to argue that it is drink-naming gold! First premiering in 2005, today's cocktail comes from the fifth season of the series.
"The Gang Reignites the Rivalry"
In season 5, episode 12, Frank is showing off his new skinny jeans as Dee enters informing The Gang that their ten year ban from Flipadelphia has ended and that they are allowed to compete once more. In 1998 they were banned from the city wide Flip Cup competition for poisoning another team. Things get extremely out of hand, as per usual, and it's pretty safe to say that Flipadelphia will never happen again. Meanwhile, The Gang gets some small redemption by poisoning some college students instead, following the same antics they were banned for ten years earlier.
There's absolutely no way there wasn't going to be a tasty flip cocktail inspired by this episode. Flips, as you may know, are perhaps one of the oldest drinks within the cocktail canon. A true colonial style flip is made when a red-hot poker is plucked from the fire and plunged into a mixture of rum, sugar, and beer, but most modern flips tend to get their creamy texture and flavor from the addition of a whole egg. I've replaced the usual lengthener of beer with some coffee, to give this flip a little bit of a dessert feel and leaving you feeling energized!
1oz Overproof Guyanese Rum (Both Lemonhart and Hamilton work great.)
.75oz Amaro Montenegro
.5oz Sage Syrup
1.5oz Cold Brew Coffee
1 Whole Egg
Large Coupe Glass
Shake first with ice until well chilled.
Strain back into the shaker and dry shake to create meringue.
Fine strain into coupe.
Garnish with sage leaf and nutmeg.
2 large sprigs of sage
3 cups water
3 cups sugar
Bring ingredients to a boil, and remove from heat.
Allow to steep 15 minutes, then strain.
I know things are probably getting a bit weird at home for those of you who aren't working essential jobs. I can promise you this, drinks will continue to come! Keep coming back, because I'll be sure to have another one posted tomorrow. What will it be? You'll have to check back to find out. As always, stay safe and keep shaking!