A flip is a traditional type of cocktail made from a whole egg, sweetener, and spirit or wine. The egg acts as an emulsifier, blending the ingredients together and giving the drink a rich, smooth texture.
- 2 oz brewed jasmine green tea, chilled
- 1 oz pasteurized egg whites or egg substitute
- 1 oz fresh lemon or lime juice
- 1 oz pure maple syrup
- 2-3 fresh mint leaves, torn
- Star anise, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, combine the chilled jasmine green tea, pasteurized egg whites or egg substitute, fresh lemon or lime juice, maple syrup, and torn mint leaves. Dry shake the mixture for about 10 seconds to emulsify the egg. Add a handful of ice to the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10 more seconds to create a frothy texture. Strain the mixture into a chilled rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a star anise and a sprig of fresh mint.
In this version, the sweetener is pure maple syrup, and the spirit is replaced by jasmine green tea, which provides a delicate, floral flavor and aroma. The citrus and mint add brightness and complexity, while the star anise garnish is a nice touch adding another extra layer of aroma and flavor to the drink.