Right then ladies and gents – time for this week’s #MasterofCocktails. A real winter warmer this week, superb for chilly climes. We are, of course, doing a Spiced Ale Flip recipe.
For this one, you’ll be needing an unusual bit of barware – a fire poker. Keep it next to the strainer and the bar spoons.
Now this is really a very straight-forward recipe, which you can adapt at will. It all comes together very fast, with prep.
You’ll be needing these…
List of Ingredients
- 15g of Muscovado Sugar
- 30ml of Rumbullion!
- 200ml of Fuller’s London Porter
- An Egg
- A Fire Poker
First up is a whole egg. Push through a fine strainer to get rid of the Chalaza (the icky bit).
Next, 15g of Muscovado sugar, and 30ml of Proffesor Cornelius Apmpleforth’s Rumbullion! in the metal of the shaker.
Give that a little stir to dissolve, but don’t worry too much – we’ll be tipping hot beer over it in a second.
For the beer – you want quite dark and rich. I’ve gone for a porter from Fuller’s. A good shout.
Before we heat the beer, grab your fire poker (does need to be de-painted (wire brush) first):
And stick it in a nice hot flame to warm up for at least a few minutes:
Put 200ml of the Porter into a pan, and heat to about 80c. Don’t boil it.
Tip the beer into the rum and sugar mixture…
Then tip the hot mixture over the egg, and throw the two back and forth between the tin and glass. You’ll need to work *really* fast here – you’re trying to make custard, not scrambled egg…
After a minute or so – this is what you’ll have: #fluffy
Now, serving vessel. Usual = tankard, but I’m using a coffee cup. Classier. Tip in your drink:
A little grate of Nutmeg…
And finally… The Money-shot. Stick the hot poker into the drink to completely transform it:
If you do a before and after taste here, you’ll see that the poker only does a very marginal amount heat-wise – it’s all about the caramelisation that the intense heat provides.
There we have it. The Spiced Ale Flip. One hell of a good beer cocktail.
Now… Having just done all that by hand – who wants to see a cheat? Watch carefully.
Here’s what you’ll be needing for the next edition of #MasterofCocktails.
Next week, you’ll be needing these…
Angostura Bitters, Punt E Mes, Smooth Ambler Old Scout 11 Year Old Bourbon (cask 811) Single Barrel Release and Edmond Briottet Créme de Châtaigne (Chestnut Liqueur).