It’s raining outside. It’s been cold all day. There is a dusting of snow of the mountains. Fall has officially arrived in Colorado and I’m loving it. For me, with fall comes a desire for things dense, comforting and likely unhealthy. So, naturally I chose a punch for this week’s cocktail. It’s not a punch like you’d think, though. There’s no fruit, no bubbles, and milk. Yes, milk. Looking at the recipe it should really be thought of as more similar to eggnog than the punches we’re most used to.
With that, a recipe.
Milk Punch (Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails)
1 oz Brandy 1/2 oz Dark Rum 2 tsp Simple Syrup 2 dashes Vanilla Extract 4 oz Whole Milk
1) Combine in a shaker with ice 2) Shake and strain into a shaved ice filled glass 3) Top with nutmeg
Interesting thing about this recipe is that, despite it being from a book called “Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails”, it’s not really forgotten or vintage. This recipe is more akin to what’s currently served in New Orleans as a brunch pick me up. Dr. Cocktail mentions that the original recipe included dark rum but no vanilla extract. The rum giving the drink a touch of vanilla flavor. So, one thing I plan to do is to track down a truly classic recipe and give that a try as well.
To the shakers!