Cafe au Lait Flip
The cafe au lait flip is a coffee oriented cocktail that is part of the flip category of cocktails. While I do call it “cafe au lait” that could be a bit of a misnomer as there isn’t actually any coffee+milk ingredients. In fact, the final drink tastes more like a mix between an eggnog and a Greek frappe. However, I used a French brandy so I wanted to give it a French name.
A lot of people are apprehensive about flips because of the use of an entire egg. To that I say “oh well.” It really is hard to convince someone that a raw egg is 99.99% of the time completely fine, and trying to convince an American is even worse. I should know, I am one. So I’ll say right now if you don’t like egg in cocktails then the cafe au lait flip cocktail is definitely not for you.
Cafe Au Lait Flip Cocktail Ingredients
50 ml Brandy or Cognac. I really recommend not using anything expensive, the qualities of your $250 bottle won’t be shining through.
30 ml Kahlua. If you can find Kahlua Especial I would highly recommend using it, although I haven’t been able to find a bottle in about a year.
30 ml Heavy Cream
15 ml Simple Syrup
In a cocktail shaker add all the ingredients and shake well for about 15 seconds, or until everything is emulsified. Add ice and shake again to chill, then strain into a cocktail glass. Grate over some fresh nutmeg and enjoy!
Cafe au Lait Flip Cocktail
- Cocktail Shaker Set
- 50 ml Brandy or Cognac
- 30 ml Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
- 30 ml Heavy Cream
- 15 ml Simple Syrup
- 1 Egg
- Nutmeg grated, for garnish
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake hard to emulsify everything.
- Add ice and shake again to chill, then strain into a cocktail glass.
- Grate over some fresh nutmeg and serve.
Cafe au Lait Flip
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