This flip cocktail is inspired by the bears of the Canadian West and encapsulates the warm, playful, and complex nature bears bring to our environment. A bear hug is a homage to a bears' multi-faceted personality, with candied fruit and marmalade flavours complimented by rich citrus sweetness and a earthy brown mane delivered by Blacks’ coffee liqueur. Open your arms and embrace the bear hug.



 30 ml Brandy
 30 ml Amaro Nonino Quintessentia
 22.50 ml Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
 15 ml Orange Liqueur(Grand Marnier)
 2 pinches Nutmeg
 1 Egg



Combine ingredients into shaker and dry shake; approx. 10 seconds


Then shake well with ice and ensure a proper mix; approx. 16-20 seconds


Double strain into a chilled coupe


Grate fresh nutmeg (bartenders may leave a clump to represent the hump on a bears' back) - OPTIONAL


Leave to settle for 40-60 seconds before serving so that it’s mane can develop

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  1. roxyb73 12 October 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Another one on my “try” list

  2. roxyb73 13 October 2021 at 6:03 pm

    I just made yours to taste, and its very nice. Well done! This is also my first flip I have ever made too 🙂

  3. yonggoh 13 October 2021 at 7:35 pm

    Hi there, love your entry! got a heart from me 🙂

  4. edward.cox1 13 October 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You have already made this work worthwhile, hope you feel warm and fuzzy after your bear hug roxy 🙂

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