More! I am loving these experiments.
First I tried a basic sherry cobbler using amontillado sherry. It was a nice little number that basically evened out the sherry and made all its dry fruity favours slow down to the point I could taste them. Then I tried two elaborations - one underfunded Traction with muddled lemons, rum and curacao, and one peachy... thing with muddled lemon_orange, cognac, and peach liqueur. The first was delicious. The second was very sweet but I don't feel it landed, just tasted a little blurry.
Then I tried two flips - one basic one with sherry and egg with nutmeg on top, the other a more complex nog with scotch, Campari, maple syrup, cream, egg, and a splash of spent coffee grounds from a Nespresso capsule with cinnamon on top. The basic sherry flip was nice and creamy, but again quite basic - the texture and fattiness stretched out the sherry really nicely. The nog came out with a lot more coffee than I expected, but it still worked and the coffee grounds that fell through the strainer formed a nice little pattern at the bottom of the glass.
Maybe I should move this to julay/ck/, which also seems fucking dead.