Culinary Countdown: Ironworks Distillery Flippin’ Holidaze (RECIPE)

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Countdown to Christmas

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DECEMBER 8: Ironworks Distillery Apple Brandy and Bluenose Rum

This classic cocktail is interpreted with Ironworks Apple Brandy and their popular Bluenose Rum. Thanks to Anne Marie Bungay-Larose, one of their favourite bartender/mixologist creatives, they’ve been introduced to the world of “flips” – a rich, super-frothy and delicious alternative to egg-nog with the added attraction of being dairy free.


Cinnamon Simple Syrup

  1. Heat 1 cup white sugar with 1 cup water – stir until dissolved
  2. Add 2 four inch sections of cinnamon stick cracked into pieces
  3. Turn off the heat and let the simple syrup sit until completely cool
  4. Remove and strain syrup through fine strainer or cheesecloth

***Stores in the fridge for one week!


  1. Mix together the egg, cinnamon syrup brandy and rum in cocktail shaker
  2. SHAKE VERY HARD! (you want this to be very frothy)
  3. Strain into a rocks glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick

Price: Apple Brandy, $34.90 (375ml) – Bluenose Rum, $29.90 (375ml)
Where to Purchase: Available in Halifax/Dartmouth at: Bishops Cellar, Harvest Wines, Rockhead Beer & Wine Store, West Side Beer, Wine & Spirits. Bluenose Rum and Apple Brandy available at select NSLC shops. Check out their website for exact addresses.
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About Ironworks Distillery:

Ironworks is a micro-distillery located in the old port of Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s historic South Shore. They take their name from the 1893 heritage building they call home: a marine blacksmith’s shop that once produced ironworks for the shipbuilding trade. They craft their spirits with the same love of traditional methods and attention to detail.

Ironworks truly loves the process of creating spirits and liqueurs from scratch. They get excited by the first loads of fresh apples in the fall, by the sweet aromas of the fermentation’s, by the delight of the first taste of pear coming off the still. They feel privileged to be able to work with great growers, and their exceptional fruit. They welcome you to share the tastes of Nova Scotia in their spirits and liqueurs.

Glass in photo provided by Nova Scotia Crystal.

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