Written By Guest Writer Cocktails / Libations Feb 2, 2012 Clive’s ‘Fernet Flip’ Cocktail SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Shawn Soole shakes 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 November 13, 2014 Hot Toddy: The Little Cure-All That Could As the days grow colder and shorter, there’s nothing quite like a hot toddy to warm you up. Nothing soothes a case of the sniffles, it seems, ... Read More Cocktails / Drink People / Victoria October 1, 2014 The Art of the Cocktail Comes to Victoria This Weekend Tickets are on sale for Canada’s Premier Cocktail Event! From October 4‐6, Art of the Cocktail returns for its sixth spirited season to celebrate ... Read More Cocktails / Victoria / Wine August 29, 2014 Where to Find the Summer of 2014 Sangria Fruity, light and refreshing, sangria is the ultimate patio beverage, perfect for hot summer days. Sangria is the Spanish name for a fruit sweetened ... Read More Cocktails May 23, 2014 Cocktails for Spring and Summer After months of enduring a wet and windy winter, Victorians are rejoicing in the return of the sun and the ever-extending hours of daylight. Spring ... Read More Cocktails December 27, 2013 The Bacon Caesar Finds a Home in BC Canada’s “national” cocktail, the Bloody Caesar was invented in 1969 by bartender Walter Chell to commemorate the opening of Marco’s Italian ... Read More Cocktails / First Look / Victoria November 19, 2013 Little Jumbo Down the Hall, 506 Fort St. Victoria | (778) 433-5535 | www.littlejumbo.ca There’s a new elephant in town, and its presence can’t be ignored. ... Read More Comments are closed.