Norcal Flip

“This is such a California-cuisine drink, even I’m rolling my eyes,” Jon Santer says about his sweet and salty flip (a spirit mixed with a whole egg, sugar and spice). He recommends using an artisanal almond-flavored syrup like Small Hand Foods orgeat or making your own. “Don’t buy the fake stuff,” he implores. Slideshows:  Flips and Silver Fizzes 

Total Time:
5 mins


  • 2 ounces aged Guyanese rum, preferably El Dorado 12

  • 3/4 ounce orgeat

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • Ice

  • Pinch of sea salt, for garnish


  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, orgeat, egg and oil and shake vigorously. Fill the shaker with ice and shake again. Fine-strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with the salt.

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