Backyard Summer Flips!

FLIPS!  The following recipes were inspired by a Cherry Lime Flip recently consumed on a shopping trip with my sister.  We spent a very long time trying on wedding and bridesmaids dresses and decided that it was high time for a refreshment!  We both ordered the Cherry Lime Flip which was drained at lightning speed.  During the second round, I pondered putting flip concoctions of my own on the blog.  I came up with the Orange Citrus Flip, the Wild Tea Flip and the Raspberry Lime Flip.
What exactly is a Flip?  About 300 years ago, a flip was a mixed cocktail of beer, rum and sugar that was heated through with a red hot iron.  The hot iron was used to froth the cocktail, thus flipping it from cold to a warm foamy texture.  Although tempted to use the term as a verb, the drink was referred to as a noun, “Flip”.   Later versions of the Flip usually included cream and was similar to egg nog concoctions.  Essentially the red hot heating element was tossed out as an antiquated method and frothing was replaced by the constant pouring of the spirited blend back and forth between two vessels.  “Thus, to live at sea, eat biscuit and drink flip!” 
Orange Citrus Flip
The Orange Citrus Flip
Makes 2
8 oz Orange Crush Soda
2 oz Blood Orange Absolut vodka
2 T. fresh lime juice
2 T. Rose’s Lime juice
1 T Rose’s Grenadine
Orange and Lime slices for garnish
crushed ice
Take a pitcher and add the first five ingredients.  Mix.  Pour over ice into two chilled high ball glasses and garnish with lime slices.  Add a fun straw or a party swizzle.  Serve ice cold. 
*I love the color orange!  I served them at my birthday party!  Everyone loved them!






Wild Tea Flip


 Wild Tea Flip
Makes 2

8 oz Ginger Ale
2 oz Wild Tea Absolut vodka
2 T. fresh lemon juice
1 T Rose’s Grenadine
Lemon slices for garnish
crushed ice

Take a pitcher and add the first four ingredients. Mix. Pour over ice into two chilled high ball glasses and garnish with lemon slices. Add a fun straw or a party swizzle. Serve ice cold.


Raspberry Lime  Flip

Raspberry Lime Flip
Makes 2


8 oz 7-Up soda
2 oz Raspberry Absolut vodka
2 T fresh lime juice
2 T Rose’s Lime juice
1 T Rose’s Grenadine
Raspberries and Lime slices for garnish
crushed ice


Take a pitcher and add the first five ingredients. Mix. Pour over ice into two chilled high ball glasses and garnish with lime slices. Add a fun straw or a party swizzle. Serve ice cold.

Enjoy!

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