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Death Flip

Death Flip cocktail with tequila, yellow Chartreuse, Jägermeister, simple syrup, egg, and nutmeg

Let’s be honest – the Death Flip has a pretty scary-looking ingredient list, and we put off testing it for a long time until we were forced to do it on a dare. We needn’t have waited – the Death Flip turned out to be an incredibly delicious drink! It’s spicy and rich and just-barely-sweet, almost like a grown-up bitter eggnog.

The recipe, by Chris Hysted at Melbourne’s Black Pearl, calls for Jägermeister as its Kräuterlikör. You could use a different brand, but make sure it’s on the sweeter side, since it provides most of the balance to the herbal flavors in the drink. The rest comes from a dash of syrup and from yellow Chartreuse, the sweetest of the yellow herbal liqueurs.

Nutmeg is occasionally treated as an optional garnish, but it’s necessary for this recipe; that initial nose of sweet spice is the silk ribbon that ties all the drink’s wide-ranging flavors together.

Ingredients

Instructions

Vigorously shake all ingredients (except the nutmeg) with ice. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a small chilled glass. Dust the foam with the nutmeg (preferably fresh-grated).

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