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 Miss G’s drink for whimsy and also to prevent getting the drinks confused!)
Ingredients for a Milk Punch Cocktail
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 oz brandy
- 1 Tablespoon icing sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sugar crystals, for a sugar rim
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
- Jigger (or measuring cup)
- Cocktail shaker
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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