The Counterflippers – A Flippin’ Good Keto Irish Coffee

    A Flippin' Good Keto Irish Coffee

    “One can always find hands for a work of destruction.” 
    ― André Gide, The Counterfeiters

    The Counter”flippers” – A Flippin’ Good Keto Irish Coffee:

    This week’s Bon Appeteach “Book Club” cocktail is drawing inspiration on the the classic “flip”. A flip (if you’re not familiar) is a cocktail that is made with an egg white and typically is seen with sherry or other fortified wines.

    This week’s book, The Counter “flippers” (aka counterfeiters) is a complicated story with several plot lines about illicit romance and a counterfeit ring. With the upcoming St. Patrick’s day weekend celebration among us, I thought I would combine all the great flavors of Irish coffee and take a “counterflipp” and keto friendly approach on making this drink. 

    Find the full recipe below for this Flippin’ Good Keto Irish Coffee recipe and read on for a few great tips and tricks!

    A Flippin' Good Keto Irish Coffee

    A Flippin’ Good Keto Irish Coffee:

    • 2 oz. Irish Whiskey
    • 2 oz. Espresso or Strong Coffee (let it cool to room temp)
    • Splash of Averna Amaro
    • 1/2 oz. Keto Simple Syrup 
    • 1 Egg White 

    Shaken, Not Stirred:

    What I love most about the addition of an egg to a cocktail is the mouthfeel. It provides a rich and velvety texture that is unique and delicious.

    A flip cocktail is a definitely a drink you must shake. In fact, you first need to shake it dry first in order to emulsify the mixture with the egg white. Start by pouring the whiskey, espresso, averna amaro, and the keto simple syrup into a shaker. I like to shake this dry first for a few seconds to mix everything. Then add the egg white and shake again.

    A Flippin' Good Keto Irish Coffee

    Yes, there is a raw egg white in this cocktail. If this is something that concerns you, you can definitely use a pasteurized egg instead. 

    Finally, add the ice and shake until chilled. Double strain into a coupe glass and serve. Dust the top with a little more espresso powder if desired (this also helps mask the smell that the egg white sometimes has. 

    A Flippin' Good Keto Irish Coffee

    Don’t forget to watch this cooking throw down, go down over on my Instagram page each Friday at 5pm. 

    Bon Appeteach,

    -L

    Yield: 1

    A Flippin' Good Keto Irish Coffee

     A Flippin' Good Keto Irish Coffee
    This Keto Irish Coffee flip cocktail is a great way to celebrate St. Patrick's day, or just enjoy a nice brunch libation.
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz. Irish Whiskey
    • 2 oz. Espresso or Strong Coffee (let it cool to room temp)
    • Splash of Amaro Liqueur
    • 1/2 oz. Keto Simple Syrup 
    • 1 Egg White

    Instructions

    1. In a cocktail shaker (without ice) first combine the whiskey, espresso, averna amaro and simple syrup together. Then add the egg white and shake again until emulsified. Finally, add the ice and shake until chilled.
    2. Double strain into a coupe glass and add a pinch of espresso powder to the top of the cocktail. Garnish with cocoa powder or a little bitters (optioal)

    Notes

    You can sub the simple syrup for a granulated low carb sweetener. Just be aware it may have a slightly grittier texture.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    1

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 138 Total Fat: 0gg Saturated Fat: 0gg Cholesterol: 0mgmg Sodium: 123mgmg Carbohydrates: 0gg Fiber: 0gg Sugar: 0gg Protein: 4gg