For our recent Princess & the Frog Family Movie Night, I wanted to experiment with a new-to-me cocktail from New Orleans. I was not expecting this Milk Punch Cocktail to be so delicious but it is definitely a new favorite!
New Orleans is known for a couple speciality cocktails – the sazerac, the hurricane, and milk punch. The hurricane is really similar to my Jamaican Rum Punch recipe (just substitute have of the orange juice for passionfruit juice) and I am not a fan of bitter drinks like the sazerac – so milk punch it was!
I wasn’t sure what to expect because I don’t think I’ve ever had brandy before, but it was delicious. Creamy, sweet with just a slight edge, it’s truly a well-balanced cocktail and a great first introduction to brandy or bourbon.
It also easily converted into a tasty virgin mocktail for kids. (I added food coloring and a colored sugar rim to Ella’s drink for whimsy and also to prevent getting the drinks confused!)
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Bourbon needed for this recipe from them.
Check out our quick recipe video to see how easy it is to make this New Orleans-style Milk Punch Cocktail – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:
Ingredients for a Milk Punch Cocktail
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can use coffee cream in place of the whole milk, but I personally would not use low-fat milk to make this cocktail.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Liquid Measure
- Cocktail shaker
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Brandy Milk Punch
Place the milk, brandy, icing sugar and vanilla in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake well for 1 minute until well chilled, and carefully remove the top.
Pour into a glass garnished with a sugar rim and enjoy immediately.
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Grab your free printable for our milk punch cocktail recipe:
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 oz brandy
- 1 Tablespoon icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sugar crystals, for a sugar rim
- Place the milk, brandy, icing sugar and vanilla in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake well for 1 minute until well chilled, and carefully remove the top.
- Pour into a glass garnished with a sugar rim and enjoy immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 106mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 0gSugar: 28gProtein: 8g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Have you ever been to New Orleans? What cocktail recipes would you like to see us come up with next?