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Ale Flip

The ale flip is a complex cocktail made from ale, brandy, lemon juice, egg, sugar, and ginger. Technically an ale flip is more a beer cocktail than a wine cocktail because the primary alcoholic ingredient is beer rather than wine (brandy).

Whether it's a beer cocktail or a wine cocktail, flips of any type are among the oldest mixed drinks. Flips were originally drunk aboard English ships where mixtures of rum, sugar, and eggs were heated with red-hot iron to create froth ("flipping").

Warning: This Ale Flip recipe uses raw eggs which may transmit salmonella. Drink with caution.

Ale Flip Ingredients

Ingredients for Ale Flip Recipes

  • Ale
  • Brandy
  • Lemon Juice
  • Egg
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Ginger

Ale Flip Preparation

Equipment Needed for Ale Flip

  • Beer Mug
  • Sauce Pan
  • Egg Separator
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk or Fork

Preparation Time for Ale Flip

  • 5 minutes for preparing ingredients
  • 5-10 minutes for creating the sugar solution
  • 5 minutes for mixing and serving

Serving Tip: Ale flips are relatively complex and time-consuming drinks to create, so it might be more efficient to create a large batch for a party. Take care to not leaving it sitting out at room temperature because of the raw egg.

Ale Flip Recipes

Traditional Ale Flip Recipe

You need:

  • 12oz Ale or other Beer
  • 1oz Brandy
  • 1oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 tsp Granulated Sugar`
  • 1/4 tsp Ground or Fresh Ginger


  • Combine 2oz of Ale, Lemon Juice, Ginger, and Sugar
  • Heat in sauce pan until sugar is completely dissolved
  • Combine egg yolk and brandy in a mixing bowl
  • Beat together egg yolk and brandy
  • When sugar is finished dissolving, combine both mixtures and beat together
  • Pour combined mixture of Lemon Juice, Ginger, Sugar, Egg Yolk, Brandy, and 2oz of Ale into beer mug
  • Add remaining 10oz of ale to beer mug
  • Stir well and serve

Simple Ale Flip Recipe

You need:

  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 2oz ale
  • dash of nutmeg


  • Combine egg, sugar, and ale in cocktail shaker
  • Shake well with ice and strain into cocktail glass
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve

Lazy Ale Flip Recipe

You need:

  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 glass of ale


  • Pour one glass of ale, nearly full
  • Add sugar to ale
  • Break egg into the ale
  • Serve the glass with a spoon and tell the person to mix it themselves
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