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Rum Flip Cocktail


The Rum Flip cocktail is a drink built with dark rum, cream, brown sugar, and egg!

Rum Flip Cocktail Info

Allen Katz, a bar professional, and distiller, has created this cocktail recipe. This classic cocktail is known for its whole egg and heavy cream inclusion to make it richer and creamier.

Cocktails that use egg whites are a common practice. It's a way to add texture and body to a cocktail. However, it's not as common to use yolks in cocktails. This is why these cocktails are placed in their own category.

Flips are the last drink of the evening that is meant to get the drinker to sleep. Katz describes the nightcap as "an urbane and debonair way to cap off the evening." The practice of having a cocktail before going to bed was likely established in 18th-century as a way to warm the body before falling asleep on a cold night.

Katz points out that Charles H. Baker's The Gentleman's Companion is an excellent reference for historic nightcap recipes. Katz says that Baker was an American chef and cocktail writer. His quixotic adventures often ended with a "capper," such as the Porto Flip or Rum Flip. These rich drinks are full of layers and aromas and are meant to impress as much as they soothe.

The simple recipe will make a richly-flavored and textured drink precisely as Katz wants it. This cocktail is a great way to end your night. This cocktail will ensure sweet dreams. Give it a try!

Rum Flip

The whole egg and heavy cream inclusion make this cocktail richly flavored.


5 from 3 votes
Course: Cocktail, Drink
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Mix Time: 1 minute
Servings: 1 Serving(s)


  • 45 ml Dark Rum
  • 20 ml Cream
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg


  • Add everything to your shaker.
  • Shake it fluffy.
  • Add ice and shake it cold.
  • Strain into a cocktail glass.
  • Serve!

Video Instructions

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 82mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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