Cocktail Recipes

Irish Flip Cocktail Recipe

Irish whiskey and Guinness? The Irish Flip might just be the perfect cocktail for St. Patrick’s Day.

irish flip cocktail

The flip cocktail has a history that dates back to the 1600s when sailors enjoyed a mixture of beer, rum, sugar and egg that was heated. Beer was eventually removed from the recipe, and by the late 1800s, we began to see a drink that better resembles the flip we’re familiar with today, a spirit (whiskey or rum) or fortified wine (brandy or cognac) shaken with simple syrup and a whole egg, and then garnished with nutmeg.

We decided to tweak the recipe slightly to create a flip with an Irish twist to it. We started by using Irish Whiskey for our spirit, but then added some Irish Cream and a couple of ounces of Guinness to really make our Irish eyes smile. That gets shaken with an egg and some chocolate bitters to create a creamy drink that goes down nice and smooth.

Irish Flip Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1 cocktail


  • 1 oz Irish Whiskey
  • ½ oz Irish Cream
  • 1 ½ oz Guinness Stout
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters
  • 1 whole Egg
  • Nutmeg (for garnish)




Add all ingredients to shaker tin and dry shake for about 15 seconds. Add ice and shake again until chilled. Strain into a chilled Irish coffee glass and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

irish flip cocktail recipe
Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan has been the Content Writer for KegWorks since June 2019. He has a fondness for craft beer that developed while working for a local beer distributor. Dave also worked for an area sports talk radio station for several years, and continues his broadcasting work as a motorsports announcer and indoor lacrosse reporter.

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