Written By Guest Writer Cocktails / Libations Feb 2, 2012 Clive’s ‘Fernet Flip’ Cocktail 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 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 Cocktails / Victoria October 30, 2013 Art of the Cocktail 2013 Words: Colin Hynes Photos: Mitch Thacker The Art of the Cocktail is similar to a cocktail party, only much bigger. Instead of having one host serving ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits / Victoria October 18, 2013 Countdown to the Art of the Cocktail. Who’s Thirsty? How does sipping aperitif wines while eating imported chocolates sound? What about rediscovering the glory of forgotten concoctions with the creator ... Read More Cocktails February 26, 2013 Showdown at 5,700 feet: A Cocktail Challenge. OKANAGAN Wine Country, Vintner’s Valley, Napa of the North…all phrases used to describe the Okanagan Valley. Not a surprise when ... Read More Cocktails February 1, 2013 Valentines Day Cocktails: Five Bartenders COCKTAILS Valentines Day, often contested as a “hallmark holiday”, sees the prices of chocolate, candy and tiny little stuffed bears rise, like ... Read More Comments are closed.