People from colonial-era New England used to get absolutely wasted. Our founding fathers were most likely plastered when they made arraignments for the United States. (MERICA.)
James Madison, father of our Constitution, put back a pint of whisky every day. Like, these dudes were drinking beer for breakfast. And the funniest part is the fact that colonists attributed their alcoholic drinking habits to their mistrust of water.
The most popular rum drink during this time was called “flip.” You could find this cocktail at any tavern in colonial New England and you could find everyone drinking it. Kind of like our version of Fireball.
But the founding fathers could easily knock back shots of cinnamon whiskey and make us all look like lightweights. The real question: can we, collegiate sots of America, stomach”flip?” Can we keep up with the likes of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington? Try this recipe and find out.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 glass
1. Crack egg into bowl and beat.
2. Pour beer in pan and place atop stove; let it heat until it begins to steam.
3. While waiting for beer to steam, put egg, molasses, and rum into a shaker.
4. Shake until blended smoothly.
5. Once ready, add beer to mixture in shaker and shake again.
6. Pour your beer cocktail into a glass and enjoy.
If you can’t manage to drink this heated cocktail (warm booze is a grind), skip zappin’ the beer (Step 2) and add ice to Step 5. Just know that while you’re stammering after one of these, John Hancock isn’t even tipsy.
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