Newfoundland Flip Cocktail

from Bottoms Up

Credit for the recipe has to go to the ladies in the 17th century kitchen at the Colony of Avalon in Newfoundland. Flip is a really delicious warm drink especially with the nutmeg sprinkled on top of it. For a step-by-step instruction, check out this video:


1 cup beer/ale

1 Tbsp molasses

1 ½ oz dark rum

1 egg

Pinch nutmeg


Heat the beer until hot but not boiling.

In a glass mixing bowl, combine the molasses and rum then add the egg. Whisk until well blended.

Add the hot beer slowly and continue whisking in a back-and-forth motion to produce a smooth consistency with a frothy finish.

Flip the mixture back into the pot and again back into the mixing bowl – back and forth until the molasses is well incorporated.

Pour the mixture into a warmed glass and add a pinch of nutmeg.

Nada’s Tips & Tricks: Although a great winter drink, this will be a hit around the campfire and on a cool evening on the back deck.

Contents and images used with permission by author Sheilah Roberts Lukins.