Holiday Milk Punch

By • December 12, 2012 • 6 Comments

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Author Notes: What brandy, rum, sugar and milk do when they get together. This is a new take on a very, very old drink.Erika Kotite

Serves 1

  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce aged rum
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half or heavy cream
  • Ice
  • Ground nutmeg
  1. Put sugar in a small bowl. Add water, stir until sugar is dissolved. Add rum and brandy.
  2. Combine milk and cream; place in shaker with some ice. Add rum mixture and shake well. Strain into an Irish Coffee glass. Sprinkle with nutmeg and enjoy.

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5 months ago pikachups



over 1 year ago Erika Kotite

Erika is the founder of Toque magazine and is guiding us through classic cocktails from A to Z in the Booze52 series.

I know, it's a formidable act to follow, that gentleman with the 6 qts. of brandy and curdled milk! It was fun to pursue something other than eggnog this year.


over 1 year ago lilgal

And I forgot to say "thanks" for this manageable, delicious-looking recipe!


over 1 year ago lilgal

Can't resist mentioning Ben Franklin's milk punch recipe:
6 qts. brandy, 44 lemon rinds, steeped. Strain and add to it 4 qts. water, 4 grated nutmegs, 2 qts. lemon juice, 2 lbs. sugar. Add 3 qts. boiled milk, stir, let stand 2 hours, then "run it thro' a jelly-bag till it is clear."


5 months ago Kt4

thank you for the historical recipe! love reads like that :)


over 1 year ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

i am off to make this and ring in christmas eve!!!