New Orleans Style Milk Punch

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Author Notes: This is delicious. This is our go to holiday cocktail for parties. I also make this as a gift to friends and clients every year and it has developed quite the following! It is a great gift served in glass jars or milk bottles and tied with a beautiful piece of ribbon. Milk punch can make anyone merry!

The cinnamon syrup can be made ahead and stored for up to a month in the fridge- I usually make a double batch and use leftover in lattes.

Serves 1 quart

New Orleans Style Milk Punch

  • 2 1/2 cups 2% or whole milk
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon simple syrup ( see recipe below)
  • 2/3 cups Good quality bourbon
  • 1/3 cup Brandy
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Good quality vanilla extract
  1. Add all ingedients to a large bowl (preferably with a pouring spout).
  2. Whisk to combine.
  3. Pour into preferred serving vessel and enjoy!

Cinnamon simple syrup

  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4- 4inch pieces Cinnamon sticks
  1. In a saucepan, bring all ingedients to a simmer over medium low heat.
  2. Simmer for about 5 min., or until syrup begins to turn clear.
  3. Turn off heat and allow syrup to steep with the cinnamon sticks for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Remove cinnamon sticks and allow it to come to room temp before using. Chill in fridge after it has cooled.
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almost 5 years ago AntoniaJames

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This looks so good . .. . . and so healthy and good for you too!! ;o) Haven't got a drop of bourbon in the house, but will definitely have to do something about that. Thank you so much for posting this!!


almost 5 years ago dymnyno

Last month I spent a weekend with friends on Avery Island, Louisiana...this is THE drink of choice. Thanks for the recipe!


almost 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

This sounds great, and I love your suggestions for giving it as a gift.