CocktailsNewsThe Pandan Flip by The Shadow Bartender

It’s flipping good!

Going true our socials we came across Edison a.k.a. The Shadow Bartender. With a large following on Instagram he posts his cocktail creations (pictures and video tutorials) accompanied by recipes. He recently posted his take on a classic cocktail, the Flip Cocktail, but made with Bandoeng’22.

The Shadow Bartender
We asked him if he could share some information  about himself and the cocktail. “I have been passionate about mixology for 13 years. I started to deepen my knowledge since 2020 when covid fell and decided to created my own bar at home to continue my passion. I have been posting cocktails and managing my little Instagram blog ever since thanks to the help of my followers. The cocktail is a rich drink with an exotic pandan flavor, combined with some hidden flavors to discover.” Edison says.

Brussels, Belgium
In recent years, cocktail culture has developed strongly in the city where Edison lives. Today, Brussels has more than twenty addresses where people focus exclusively on cocktails. The mixologists, masters of taste, offer tried and tested classics, new creations and signature shakes whose recipes are still closely guarded secrets. Brussels even has its own Brussels Cocktail Week!

About the Flip
A Flip cocktail is a very old cocktail. Flips emerged in the early 1600s and even Charles Dickens wrote about this drink in his 1861 novel Great Expectations. Flips usually consists of a fortified wine or liquor, are shaken with a whole egg and sweetened with sugar. They are often garnished with a dusting of nutmeg and served in a sour glass or small coupe. The drink can be served cold or hot.

Methode of preparation
All flips require a bit of technique, though, in order to craft one perfectly. To properly emulsify the ingredients, the mixture should first be given a dry shake, without ice. This gets the mixture frothy and allows the egg to be completely integrated. Then the ingredients are shaken with ice to chill and add dilution before serving. On top he springles some freshly grated nutmeg. As garnishment a skeleton leaf* is used.

40 ml (1.35 oz) Bandoeng’22
20 ml (0.68 oz) Coconut liqueur
20 ml (0.68 oz) Vanilla vodka
10 ml (0.34 oz) Tonka syrup
1 whole egg
1 pinch of nutmeg
Garnish: Skeleton leaf

Edison, The Shadow Bartender, home bartender on social media and also  a fan of Guardians of the Galaxy. Follow him on Instagram here.


*) How to make a skeleton leaf, click here

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