Drinking a Flip & Fall makes me feel like Rocky when he chugs whole eggs, except boozier.
This cocktail is deceptively tasty. You don’t have to use old tom gin, but I think it’s worth a shot if you can find it. Old tom gin—which sounds like a racial slur—is a tweener of sorts between Genever gin and modern London dry gin. It’s more whiskey-ish than regular gin. Imagine if Crown Royal had a British cousin… that’s what old tom gin would taste like.
Egg whites bring froth and levity to cocktails. Egg yolks, on the other hand, bring a rich and velvety texture. The whole egg puts them in the flip category of drinks, hence the name.