Here at House of Coco we are always on the look out for a new cocktail. Is the cocktail festive? Even better. We were introduced to the warming and perfectly sweet cocktail named ‘Flip the Don’ by the team at Don Papa.

Don Papa is a premium aged, single-island rum from the Philippines. The Philippines harbours an extraordinary rum heritage thanks to its unique climate, which yields some of the world’s best and sweetest sugar cane. The nation’s best kept rum secrets lie within the Island of Negros, where Don Papa is produced. The lush island, known locally as Sugarlandia, is home to an active volcano, Mt. Kanlaon. It’s this rich volcanic soil in the volcano’s fertile foothills that provides the ideal conditions for growing the sweet Filipino Noble Cane that gives Don Papa its distinctive flavour. This Noble Cane is harvested by hand and transported to the island’s well-worn sugar mills that have generations of expertise, before being ground to create the sweet, rich molasses that are distilled and blended to perfection within every bottle of Don Papa.

For a festive, decadent and sophisticated cocktail to serve this Christmas, try the sumptuous ‘Flip the Don’ cocktail. See below for the step by step.


50ml Don Papa 7-year-old

15ml Amontillado Sherry

10ml Single Cream

10ml Sugar Syrup (1:1)

1 egg

2 dashes Jerry Thomas or other aromatic bitters

Combine all the ingredients in a shaker. Dry shake, then add ice and shake hard. Fine strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cinnamon stick or dehydrated orange wheels for that festive feel. You have the perfect Christmas cocktail.

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