Source: The Bartender’s Guide: How To Mix Drinks page: 60
- 1 quart ale
- 3 to 4 egg
- 4 ounce sugar moist
- 1 fifth rum or brandy
- nutmeg or ginger
Keep grated ginger and nutmeg with a little fine dried lemon peel, rubbed together in a mortar.
To make a quart of flip:—Put the ale on the fire to warm, and beat up three or four eggs with four ounces of moist sugar, a teaspoonful of grated nutmeg or ginger, and a gill of good old rum or brandy. When the ale is near to boil, put it into one pitcher, and the rum and eggs, &c., into another; turn it from one pitcher to another till it is as smooth as cream.