It was hard to tear my eyes away from the TV on Wednesday as the Red Sox clinched the World Series. To celebrate, I adapted a classic cocktail, the Boston Flip. And by “adapted,” I mean “doubled.” Because you can’t really party with only two ounces of booze, you know?
I like to imagine Boston fans sipping this old-timey drink in 1918 — the last time the Red Sox won the world series at Fenway Park. It’s made with whiskey, Madeira (a fortified Portuguese wine), simple syrup, and an egg yolk (Boston Strong!). I grated fresh nutmeg over mine, but pre-ground will work, too.
2 ounces whiskey
2 ounces Madeira
2 tablespoons simple syrup
1 egg yolk
Glassware: Rocks glass or other stemless cocktail glass
Method: Add the ingredients to the cocktail shaker, plus a handful of ice. Shake it really, really, really well (if you don’t, you’ll end up with egg-yolk bits in your drink). Strain it into a chilled glass, garnish with freshly grated nutmeg, and enjoy.
Note: To make simple syrup, combine equal parts sugar and water on the stove until it reaches a boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before using. You can make a big batch of this stuff, and it will keep for a really long time in a jar in the fridge. Agave nectar will work in a pinch.