Negroni Flip

January 19, 2014

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes: We don't list this drink on the menu -- it requires a serious amount of shaking, and that makes it tough to make in a rush -- but we're crazy about it. A note on egg technique: many bartenders like to "dry-shake" egg cocktails, meaning that they shake the liquid ingredients (with the spring from a Hawthorne strainer dropped into the shaker, ideally) without ice first, and then they shake the drink a second time with ice. Niah prefers an alternative method: to shake just once, ingredients AND ice, and to shake as hard and as long as he can. He finds that he gets a better result that way, in terms of texture, flavor, and dilution. But feel free to try both techniques, and see what you prefer.

To make what is called "rich" simple syrup, combine 2 parts sugar and 1 part water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and cook, stirring regularly, until the sugar is fully dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, and chill thoroughly before using.

Serves: 1


  • 1 ounce gin
  • 1 ounce Campari
  • 1 ounce Carpano Antica, or whatever sweet vermouth you've got
  • 1/4 ounce rich simple syrup (see note)
  • 1 large egg
  • Orange peel, for garnish
In This Recipe


  1. Measure the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, adding the egg last. Add ice, and shake as hard as you can for about 20 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into an empty rocks glass, garnish with an orange peel.

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Reviews (6) Questions (0)

6 Reviews

Diana P. September 5, 2016
The shaking is a lot easier for drinks with an egg if you dry shake it first (no ice), then add ice and shake again. If you try to do it all at once it takes a long time and a lot of arm endurance to fully incorporate.
Diana P. September 5, 2016
And there it is mentioned in the article! It helps to read it all before jumping to the recipe sometimes ;)<br />
Mattie M. October 26, 2014
Sounds delicious!!!
nancy E. January 28, 2014
Researching the term "Flip" in regards to a cocktail, you will find that they all contain a whole egg. So in answer to your question...Yes cmvb, a whole egg.
cmvb January 26, 2014
the whole egg?
Casey B. January 24, 2014
Looking forward to trying this as I love this drink. I am surprised it's the whole egg instead of egg white only.