Fresh Basil Olive Oil is added to this cocktail to give it a distinct, herbaceous, lively, and rich flavor. Paired with grapefruit juice, an egg white, and gin makes this Flip light, airy, and unforgettable!
What is a Flip?
A Flip is one of the oldest known cocktails. It originated sometime in the 1600’s in England and was a favorite of sailors. It originally consisted of ale, rum, molasses and an egg and served hot. When it came to the New World, it was considered a health tonic until the late 1800’s when a beerless version appeared in The American Bar-Tender; or the Art and Mystery of Mixing Drinks. It wasn’t long after when Jerry Thomas released the 1887 edition of How to Mix Drinks, which included recipes for brandy, rum, gin and whiskey flips.
How do you to make a modern flip?
This post is sponsored by We Olive and Wine Bar in Salt Lake City, Utah. I received the delicious products to review, However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
When making my flip, I wanted it to be special. I’d read about adding olive oil to cocktails and have been intrigued by the idea. Thanks to We Olive and Wine Bar, I was able to find the olive oil that would be the perfect marriage to gin, fresh grapefruit juice, and egg white.
Olive oil in cocktails has become increasingly popular over the last few years. It was an inventive way to add texture and flavors to an industry that is always finding new ways to keep things interesting. I love combining an old drink and a new concept to create something tasty and fascinating.
Why use Fresh Basil Olive Oil From We Olive and Wine Bar?
Basil is a common flavor in cocktails. It adds a savory component while still being a bit sweet with a hint of a peppery flavor. Muddling basil is a lovely addition to any cocktail but adding the fresh basil olive oil from We Olive and Wine Bar, gives an undeniable depth of flavor and a delightful mouthfeel. The grapefruit combined with the fresh basil olive oil and the egg white are the components that make the cocktail light and fluffy. This group of flavors, including the earthiness of the gin, is why this cocktail is one of my new favorites.
The key to making the Fresh Basil Olive Oil and Grapefruit Flip is to shake vigorously for at least 40 seconds. Consider it your pre-cocktail arm workout. I am excited to use different flavors from We Olive and Wine Bar in my cocktails in the future.
Fresh Basil Olive Oil and Grapefruit Flip
Once you taste this cocktail, you will want to use olive oil in more of your cocktails!
- 1//4 Cup Fresh Basil Olive Oil
- 1 Egg White
- 2 ounces Gin
- 2 ounces Fresh Grapefruit Juice
- 1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill halfway with ice. Shake vigorously for at least 40 seconds. Strain into a martini or cocktail glass.
Using an eye dropper, drop at least 5 drops Fresh Basil Olive Oil onto the frothy top.