Pit Stop Flip
All flips are heavy and rich by nature, since they contain an egg yolk – but the Pit Stop Flip from Alex Day at Death & Co. is a bit of an anomaly, owing to the inclusion of rainwater Madeira. “Rainwater” is a medium-dry style of Madeira that helps to make the drink feel fresh and bright, while still retaining the velvety smoothness of a classic flip. Apple brandy in place of standard brandy takes it to the next level, offering a gentle flavor perfect for autumn weather.
Shake all ingredients first without ice (a “dry” shake), and then again with ice added. Double-strain through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled small cocktail or coupe glass. Dust the surface with freshly-grated nutmeg and garnish with a fresh or dried apple slice.
- Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails by David Kaplan and Nick Fauchald