Written By Guest Writer Cocktails / Libations Feb 2, 2012 Clive’s ‘Fernet Flip’ Cocktail SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestShawn Soole shakesNow 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 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 May 1, 2015 Rambunctious Part 2 – Mojito In part one, we spoke about the classic Daiquiri, a cocktail with a unifying beginning, a historically, somewhat celebrity upbringing until its ... Read More Cocktails April 6, 2015 Rambunctious Pt . 1 – Daiquiri Spring is here and summer is making its presence felt every evening as the days gets warmer and longer. This is the perfect time to start thinking ... Read More Cocktails March 18, 2015 The Romantic Lokum Royale Cocktail Many years ago, working in a restaurant in Brisbane, I went to my chef with a quandary. As a child, I loved the confectionary Turkish Delight, but ... Read More Cocktails / Spirits March 6, 2015 Drink These Gins This Spring + An Easy, Refreshing Cocktail Recipe What are Spring Gins? While they aren’t really a gin category, we are going to examine a newer style of gin that use floral tones to break away ... Read More Cocktails January 14, 2015 Pierre Picaud Cocktail This time of year, I really enjoy the flavors of mezcal with the warm spices of the season. Mezcal can be very underrated and misunderstood, but with ... Read More Cocktails / Victoria December 24, 2014 Holiday Cocktails Good spirits and holiday celebrations are in the air. Festive get-togethers are popping up everywhere and nothing says “tis the season” better ... Read More Comments are closed.