Sherry Flip Cocktail Recipe

Sherry Flip Nutrition Facts






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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

August 9, 2023


The Sherry Flip is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 19th century. It is a variation of the traditional flip, which was a popular drink in colonial America. The Sherry Flip is a sophisticated and elegant drink that has been enjoyed by many, including literary figures such as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Originated in the 19th century
  • Variation of the traditional flip
  • Enjoyed by famous literary figures

How Sherry Flip Tastes?

The Sherry Flip has a rich, creamy, and velvety texture with a delicate balance of sweetness and nuttiness from the sherry. It is a smooth and warming drink with a hint of spice from the nutmeg.

Interesting facts about Sherry Flip

  • Sherry is a fortified wine from the Jerez region in Spain
  • The Sherry Flip was traditionally made with raw egg, but modern versions often use egg white or cream
  • The drink is sometimes served in a wine glass to showcase its beautiful color and texture


  • Sherry: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Egg: 1
  • Simple syrup: 0.5 oz(15ml)
  • Nutmeg: 1pinch

Recipe. How to make Sherry Flip Drink

  1. Combine ingredients - In a cocktail shaker, add 2oz of sherry, 1 whole egg, and 0.5oz of simple syrup
  2. Dry shake - Shake the mixture without ice to emulsify the egg and create a frothy texture
  3. Add ice - Fill the shaker with ice and shake again to chill the drink
  4. Strain - Double strain the mixture into a chilled coupe or wine glass
  5. Garnish - Grate a pinch of fresh nutmeg over the top of the drink

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh eggs - The fresher the egg, the better the froth
  • Double strain - This will ensure a smooth texture, free of any egg bits
  • Freshly grate the nutmeg - This will give a more intense flavor

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What you could change in Sherry Flip

  • Sherry - Can be substituted with a rich, sweet vermouth
  • Egg - Can be substituted with 1oz of cream for a non-alcoholic version
  • Simple syrup - Can be substituted with agave syrup or honey

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Frequently Asked Questions on Sherry Flip

What types of sherry work best in a Sherry Flip?

A cream or Pedro Ximénez sherry gives the cocktail a rich, sweet flavor that balances well with the other ingredients.

How do you know when the cocktail has been shaken enough?

When the shaker becomes frosty and too cold to hold comfortably, it's usually an indication that the cocktail is sufficiently chilled and well mixed.

What type of glass is best to serve a Sherry Flip?

Typically, a coupe or wine glass is used to serve this cocktail to highlight its rich, creamy texture and color. However, the choice of glassware can depend on personal preference.

Are there other garnishes that work well with a Sherry Flip?

While nutmeg is the traditional garnish, cinnamon or a twist of lemon or orange peel can also add a nice touch and a burst of additional flavor.

How does the taste of Sherry Flip change with different substitutions?

Switching to a different fortified wine or substituting the egg with cream or egg white will subtly alter the drink's texture and taste, creating a unique flavor profile.

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Extra information to help you make Sherry Flip

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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