Smoky hot cross flip

April 4, 2020 (Last Updated: April 5, 2020)
Smoky Hot Cross Flip

We’ve teamed up with award-winning South African mixologist, Owen O’Reilly, to bring you Easter-inspired cocktails… or hoptails, as we’re calling them.

Owen holds the title of South Africa Bartender of the Year 2019 after representing the country as a finalist at the global World Class competition in Glasgow with contestants from 54 other countries.

Enjoy shaking up his custom-made hoptails – we guarantee you’ll be a happy bunny.

Smoky hot cross flip

By Owen O’Reilly Serves: 1
Total Time: 20 mins


  • 1 whole raw organic egg
  • 40ml peated whiskey
  • 20ml pale dry Sherry
  • 25ml hot cross syrup (recipe here)
  • mini speckled chocolate eggs, to garnish



Use an egg topper to open the egg. Pour out the contents and reserve. Rinse the eggshell, allow to dry, then spray-paint it gold.


In a cocktail shaker, combine the egg with all the other ingredients. Top up with ice and shake hard for 15 – 20 seconds. Strain through a fine strainer into a small, chilled wine glass.


Garnish by placing the gold eggshell on top, filled with the mini speckled chocolate eggs. Serve.

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