Cafe au Lait Flip

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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

Cafe au Lait Flip 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

1 Egg

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

Cafe au Lait Flip Cocktail

The Cafe au Lait flip is a coffee based flip cocktail that is so delightfully rich. Perfect for the holidays, or coffee cocktail fans, these will be a hit at your next cold weather party.
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Course: Cocktails, Drinks
Cuisine: American, European, French
Keyword: Cafe au lait flip, Coffee cocktails, Flip Cocktails
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 425kcal
Cost: $2


  • 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.


While I generally prefer Mr. Black (or even better, homemade) coffee liqueur over Kahlua, in this instance I think Kahlua is the way to go. There are spices in this coffee liqueur blend that complement the creaminess of the finished cocktail much better than a straight up coffee liqueur.


Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg
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