Holiday Milk Punch

December 12, 2012
3 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 1
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • Erika Kotite
    Erika Kotite
  • em-i-lis
  • Kt4
  • pikachups
I spend about an equal amount of time behind the laptop and behind the stove. In between preparing and writing about food, I love to hang out with my husband, three children, big shaggy dog and two cats. History is also my thing, especially the Regency period, U.S. Westward expansion and World War II. Favorite drinks: good pinot noirs and classic martinis. Favorite book: Pride & Prejudice. Favorite obsessions: Laura Ingalls Wilder and South Dakota

6 Reviews

pikachups November 24, 2013
Erika K. January 3, 2013
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.
lilgal January 2, 2013
And I forgot to say "thanks" for this manageable, delicious-looking recipe!
lilgal January 2, 2013
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."
Kt4 November 7, 2013
thank you for the historical recipe! love reads like that :)
em-i-lis December 24, 2012
i am off to make this and ring in christmas eve!!!