Wet Bar Wednesday – Marlon Brando’s Pueblo Flip

When you buy a cocktail recipe book, there’s a certain level of arbitrariness to what you’ll find there.  Sure, there are the standby drinks, the well-known and well-established icons of the bartending world.  But mixed in there as well are drinks that may or may not be well-known (or known at all) beyond the limited range of the author/editor/creator.

So it was that I stumbled upon the recipe for the Marlon Brando’s Pueblo Flip in the largest of my drink compendiums.  It seemed like a curious name for a drink, and Google certainly knows nothing of this name.  But the drink is remarkably tasty all the same.  Marlon Brando may not have invented this, but it seems worthy of his name.

A flip is a drink that includes an egg in some way – oftentimes just the white or just the yolk.  The white is used to create a frothy, sustainable head on the drink, while the yolk provides a smoother and thicker consistency to a drink.  I’ve made this drink twice now and enjoyed it both times – hopefully you will as well!

Marlon Brando’s Pueblo Flip

  • 1 oz tequila (I prefer anejo or reposado, but if you like the bite, plata is fine)
  • 1 tsp creme de cacao
  • 1 tsp dark rum
  • heaping 1/2 Tbsp of vanilla flavored sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Mix all the ingredients together well and pour over ice into a glass.   You’ll want to really mix this to ensure that the egg yolk and the sugar dissipate evenly in the drink.  Even still, you might end up with some granules of sugar at the bottom of your glass or mixer, which is fine.  Just don’t try to mix it in the glass with the ice already – it will not go so well.

I don’t stock fancy sugar so I added raw sugar with maybe 1/4 tsp or less of vanilla extract.  If you want to be fancier and make the mixing easier, make up some vanilla simple syrup and use that.

The drink is sweet and creamy, with the rum and tequila providing a pleasant punch offset by the creme de cacao and the egg yolk.  Enjoy!



2 Responses to “Wet Bar Wednesday – Marlon Brando’s Pueblo Flip”

  1. Wet Bar Wednesday – Whiskey Flip | Living Apologetics Says:

    […] left over when the egg white is used for the Pisco Sour.  My go to solution is the oddly-named Marlon Brando’s Pueblo Flip.  But I wanted to try something different.  My mobile bartending app, Mr.Bartender, listed a […]

  2. Wet Bar Wednesday – Port Flip | Living Apologetics Says:

    […] y’all enjoy this, more power to you.  I, for one, won’t be trying any more flips.  This one is good enough for […]

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