Flips take their name from the old method of flipping them over and over between two vessels to obtain smoothness. It is a recipe which dates from as far back as the 1690’s, when a typical Flip would contain beaten eggs, sugar, spices, rum and hot ale. It was then mulled with a hot ‘loggerhead’ iron before serving. The modern version is Americanised and, due to the ingredients, slightly out of fashion.
The sloe-gin flip shows the versatility of sloe gin, produced locally at Eddletho