Written By Guest Writer Cocktails / Libations Feb 2, 2012 Clive’s ‘Fernet Flip’ Cocktail SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Now 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 -Drink The 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 Branca 2/3 oz Clive’s Kola syrup 1 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 Syrup Simmer a bottle of coca cola with 200grams of sugar. Reduce, cool and use. Clive’s COLA RECIPE 4 Zest Oranges 4 Zest Limes 2 Zest Lemon 1 Teaspoon Powered Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon Powered Nutmeg 4 Points Star Anise 1 Teaspoon Lavender Flowers 2 Teaspoons Powered Kola Nut 1 Teaspoon Ground Ginger ½ Vanilla Bean (seeds removed) 1 L Water ½ 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 Lounge 740 Burdett Avenue (in Chateau Victoria Hotel) (250) 361-5684 www.clivesclassiclounge.com www.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 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 Cocktails / Spirits October 20, 2015 Art of the Cocktail Highlights West Coast Distilleries Art of the Cocktail, Victoria’s two-day cocktail Festival, is only four days away, taking place Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th at ... Read More Cocktails September 11, 2015 Hot Buttered Fernet for Fall For those who know me, I have a slight penchant for Fernet Branca, the black, bitter & acquired taste amaro from Italy. One of the strongest ... Read More Cocktails August 17, 2015 Ice, Ice Baby Ice is one of the most overlooked aspects of most cocktails. Ice nerds such as Camper English of San Francisco have made it a somewhat obsession to ... Read More Comments are closed.