Rum Flip Cocktail

The Rum Flip Cocktail

Rum Flip Cocktail: A classic, simple, and delicious cocktail that's creamy and almost like eggnog. Perfect for the holidays!


The Rum Flip Cocktail

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine.

As the holidays approach, one thing I always try to make each year is a big batch of real, authentic eggnog. It’s not everybody’s cup of drink, for sure, but those who love it, really love it. Count me in that group!

It can be a bit of a production though. If I’m just in the mood for one, maybe for myself, but want the same flavors of classic eggnog, I turn to the RUM FLIP cocktail. Unlike some cocktails that just use the egg white, this actually uses the whole entire egg, much like egg nog. It makes the finished cocktail super creamy and almost tastes like boozy, melted ice cream. YUM.

For this version, I used the very special Don Q Gran Añejo Rum which has been aged for up to 12 years. It’s super smooth and has an almost smoky quality that makes this a very special drink. I’ve never considered myself much of a rum guy, but this aged rum is an entirely different creature. It’s super smooth, has great flavor, and blends perfectly in this classic cocktail.

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A classic, simple, and delicious cocktail that’s creamy and almost like eggnog. Perfect for the holidays!


1 large fresh egg
2 oz. Don Q Gran Añejo Rum
1 teaspoon brown sugar
Dash cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg


1) Add egg and rum to a shaker with sugar. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds until frothy.
2) Add ice to the shaker and shake a second time for 15-20 seconds to chill and add some water to the cocktail.
3) Strain cocktail into a glass and sprinkle with cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
Drink immediately.

This rum, team. This rum is not the rum you drank out of a coconut on the beach in college. It’s a special one.

Rum Flip Cocktail


In fact, I would hate to do TOO much with this rum because it’s so good. But it works great in this cocktail.

This would be a good time to do my obligatory disclosure that this drink does contain raw eggs. You may have guessed this by the following photo which is of a raw egg and rum in a glass.

Rum Flip Cocktail


Generally, I have no problem consuming raw eggs, but if it bothers you, you can find pasteurized eggs or this drink just might not be the one for you!

Assuming you want to press on though, you just need to shake these things together. This is a time to get out some aggression, people. You want to really whip these together so they turn frothy and creamy smooth. 30 seconds minimum is your full-throttle shaking time here.

Rum Flip Cocktail


Now add the ice and keep on shaking! Another 30 seconds wouldn’t hurt. This will chill the drink but also add some water to it which is needed, believe it or not.

Rum Flip Cocktail


Strain this lovely thing into your glass of choice.

Rum Flip Cocktail


I love how it turns frothy on top. Garnish this drink with cinnamon and nutmeg and you’re ready to go!

Welcome to the holiday season, everybody! Make this RUM FLIP if you’re an eggnog lover. I think you’ll find it much easier and equally wonderful.

Rum Flip Cocktail


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4 Responses to “The Rum Flip Cocktail” Leave a comment

  1. Does the alcohol you’re shaking with the egg for over a minute help with killing any potential contaminants in the raw egg?

    1. No. Not even remotely. But you have literally 0 chance of getting any food borne illness from raw egg so long as the shell itself is cleaned (that’s where bacteria live).

  2. This is basically how I make eggnog, but with larger quantities and a few kinds of spirits.! It then ages in the fridge for a few weeks before adding the dairy. The alcohol does kill any potential bacteria in the eggs, at least after 3 weeks. Count me in your eggnog club!

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