Written By Guest Writer Cocktails / Libations Feb 2, 2012 Clive’s ‘Fernet Flip’ Cocktail SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestNow that the excitement of the holiday season is behind us, we’ve had our Big Two Days of Snow and everyone has misplaced at least one umbrella, the reality of winter in the Pacific Northwest is really starting to set in.We’ve all heard the patronizing chuckles from Easterners when we complain about our dreary weather: “You’ve obviously never been to North Bay in February, have you?” with a laugh, or “you don’t know winter until you’ve done a season in St. John’s!” Well, we have our own version of winter out here, and it ain’t so hunky dory either. Day after day of cumulonimbus clouds (I swear I didn’t see the sun for fifteen days straight once), a near constant ‘drizzle’, high air pressure, brown palm trees. Sometimes, there’s even frost on the pansy blossoms, threatening their well-being! And GORE-TEX has actually become an acceptable fashion fabric; we have no other choice.Pacific Northwesters are annually forced to adapt to this environment, and will typically turn to one (or more) of the following strategies to lift our spirits:-Plan a tropical getaway-Buy another pair of Hunter Boots (there’s no point buying anything else)-Go to Hot Yoga and imagine it’s Miami-DrinkThe following recipe comes from internationally acclaimed Executive Barkeep Shawn Soole of Clive’s Classic Lounge, located inside the Chateau Victoria Hotel. Called the Fernet Flip, this drink will not only beat away those winter blues, it’ll boost your protein for the day too (one whole free range egg––you won’t even need breakfast).Fernet Branca is an amaro spirit from Italy, with a distinctly bitter taste that matches the season’s mood to a tee. Combined with homemade kola syrup, a fresh-cracked egg, some ice, and a sprinkle of nutmeg, the flavours come together wonderfully in this balanced and inventive cocktail. Cheer up, things are about to get better.Clive’s Fernet Flip Fernet Flip 2 oz Fernet Branca2/3 oz Clive’s Kola syrup1 whole egg Hard shake & double strain into an ornate flip glass and garnish with powdered nutmeg. Kola Syrup (3 different sources) Rose’s Kola Tonic – Pepper’s Market, Cadboro Bay Cola SyrupSimmer a bottle of coca cola with 200grams of sugar. Reduce, cool and use. Clive’s COLA RECIPE4 Zest Oranges4 Zest Limes2 Zest Lemon1 Teaspoon Powered Cinnamon1 TeaspoonPowered Nutmeg4 Points Star Anise1 Teaspoon Lavender Flowers2 Teaspoons Powered Kola Nut1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger½ Vanilla Bean (seeds removed)1 L Water½ Teaspoon Citric Acid Put on induction burner on MED-LO heat for 25-30 minutes. Take off heat and strain, return to same heat & add 1 KG of Turbinado Sugar. Dissolve (about 15 minutes) & bottle. Clive’s Classic Lounge740 Burdett Avenue (in Chateau Victoria Hotel)(250) 361-5684www.clivesclassiclounge.comwww.chateauvictoria.com bartendersCocktailsLibations SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Cocktails / Spirits March 31, 2016 27 BC Distilleries Showcase Their Craft at BC Distilled The local spirits industry is growing and if the showing at BC Distilled on Saturday is any indication, it’s growing in the right direction. ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits March 18, 2016 Meet Akvavit – the Obscure Nordic Spirit Akvavit is misunderstood, an obscure Nordic spirit where every country in the region has its own rules and standards on production, aging and ... Read More Cocktails February 26, 2016 Sherry in Cocktails Sherry in cocktails is not a new thing in any regard. Lorded a century ago in precursory drinks of the 1800’s; punches and cobblers listed sherries ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits January 12, 2016 5 Rums Worth Sipping If you’ve been following, we have been talking about rum quite a lot during summer in the Rambunctious Series of summer refreshing cocktails. But ... Read More Cocktails December 2, 2015 Rye Whisky is back in big way and nothing will stand in its way “Rye Whisky is back in big way and nothing will stand in its way” The trend for quality rye has never been more widespread. From the ... Read More Beer & Cider / Cocktails November 9, 2015 A Good Beer Cocktail is a New Thing With craft beer, especially in British Columbia exploding over the last couple of years along with the creation of many a craft beer festival and ... Read More Comments are closed.