The term was first used in 1695 to describe a mixture of beer, spirits, and sugar, heated with a red-hot iron : "Thus we live at sea, eat biscuit and drink flip". The iron caused the drink to froth (flip). In the early 1800's the Gin Flip was made by whipping egg yolk and sugar, mixing it with gin, nutmeg and heated beer.
• 6 cl. Old English Gin
• 2 egg yolks
• 2 tablespoonful of sugar
• Half a pint of fine brown ale
• 1/4 teaspoonful of grated nutmeg
Instructions: Whip egg yolks and sugar into a frothy mass and add gin and nutmeg. Heat beer up to boiling point and discard of any foam. Pour the egg mass into a solid glass and add the beer while stirring. Garnish with nutmeg and serve warm.