Hoperol Flip

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One more beer flip, guys and dolls!

Just one for now, promise. Then we can all hunker down with our kale and green tea.

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One more deliciously festive, fizzy, sophisticated cocktail option for your “let’s celebrate continuing to write ‘/13′ on everything” party.

Champagne (well, sparkling wine for most of us) is a universal crowd-pleaser. That, friends, is a euphemism for “boring.” Beer, and IPA especially, is much less broad in appeal. IPA lovers are a smallish, eclectic group–but if you happen to round up a few for a last-minute gathering, you must make this.

“Must” is a strong word, I know, but I have a lot of faith here. If you hate it, you have permission to yell at me through all of next year.

Aperol is a citrusy, fragrant, bitter aperitif–you might assume it’s just too much to combine with the assertive hoppiness of IPA, but I promise: everything works beautifully. Aperol is also quite sweet, and low in alcohol. So low in alcohol, in fact, that a bit of gin here is not only nice, but probably necessary. Lemon juice makes this drink tart enough to keep you bright-eyed and bushy-tailed well into the night. (Maybe…  I make no promises.)

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This Tuesday, invite your favorite IPA fans, make a round of these, and repeat the following 2014 mantra until the clock strikes midnight:

If that doesn’t spell f-u-n for ya, I can’t help you. You should actually do that no matter what you’re drinking. Cheers!

Hoperol Flip
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  1. 1 1/2 ounces IPA beer (I used Great Basin Icky because LOCAL, y'all)
  2. 1 ounce Aperol
  3. 3/4 ounce Old Tom gin
  4. 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  5. 1 egg white
  6. Orange peel, for garnish
  1. Pour IPA into a chilled cocktail, coupe, or double rocks glass. Combine Aperol, gin, lemon juice and egg white in a shaker and shake briefly just to combine, then add a handful of ice and shake vigorously for a minute or so. Strain into your glass, garnish, serve immediately.
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12 Responses to Hoperol Flip

  1. Oh gosh that gif, you crack me up! This flip looks gorgeous… and I never drink, but oh girl, this makes me wish I did ; )
    Happy new year! x

  2. This flip looks amazing, amazingly professional.. you could have had a job on the set of the movie Coctail as a Coctail Styler if you were old enough then :-) :-) Happy New Year!!! Xx

  3. As an Aperol/IPA enthusiast, I’m crazy about the sound of this cocktail–and those gorgeous glasses? I simply have to ask where they’re from!

  4. Oh, this looks so good! I don’t consider myself as a “beer person”, but I would totally drink one of these. :) Love the color!

  5. Happy New Year, Friend!! What’s 2014 going to bring for us food-loving peeps, I wonder? Can’t wait to see things unfold here!! XOXO!

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  8. Nice cocktails! “Flip” has come to mean its got a whole egg in it, yolk included. These egg white cocktails would be a sours or fizzes, if you want to be accurate.

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