This Death Flip cocktail features a fearsome trio of ingredients

The Death Flip cocktail by Chris Hysted-Adams features a whole egg, blanco tequila, and the herbal wonders of Jagermeister.

When the Death Flip cocktail was billed on Melbourne bar, Black Pearl’s cocktail list in 2010, it was listed as a drink you would not want to meet “in a dark alley.” The ingredients were also kept a secret (of sorts).

This air of mystique — and the fact that the drink that looks terrifying on paper is actually wonderfully delicious — would see the Death Flip receiving national and international attention.

It’s also probably partly down to who its creator is: Chris Hysted-Adams. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more genial and generous bartender than him.

The Death Flip came from Hysted-Adams’ riffing on a Bijou cocktail, and wanting to put three then unpopular ingredients into the one drink.

Death Flip cocktail

  • 30ml blanco tequila
  • 15ml Jägermeister
  • 15ml Yellow Chartreuse
  • Dash of sugar syrup
  • 1 whole egg


  1. Shake all ingredients without ice, then shake with ice.
  2. Fine strain into a Flip glass or a cocktail glass.
  3. Grate nutmeg on top to garnish.

Adapted from a 2010 recipe by Chris Hysted-Adams, Black Pearl, Melbourne.

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