Bourbon Milk Punch is a classic cocktail that originated in Southern New Orleans in the 19th century. It’s a rich and enjoyable drink that combines whole milk’s richness with bourbon whiskey’s warmth. This cocktail is the perfect choice for a late breakfast or before a good night’s sleep.
Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe
- Cocktail shaker
- Double old-fashioned glass
- Ice cubes
- Grater (for nutmeg garnish)
- 2 oz Bourbon whiskey
- 3 oz Whole milk or half-and-half
- 1 oz Simple syrup 1:1 sugar syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Fresh nutmeg for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz of bourbon whiskey.2 oz Bourbon whiskey
- Pour in 3 oz of whole milk (or half-and-half) for a creamy texture.3 oz Whole milk
- Add 1 oz of simple syrup (made by mixing equal parts sugar and water).1 oz Simple syrup
- Add 2-3 dashes of vanilla extract, providing a subtle hint of flavor.Vanilla extract
- Shake the mixture vigorously until well-chilled, for 10 seconds.
- Strain the cocktail into a double old-fashioned glass.
- Garnish by grating fresh nutmeg on top for a delightful aroma and taste.Fresh nutmeg for garnish
- Sip and enjoy your Bourbon Milk Punch!
Pro Tips for Success:
- Use a good-quality bourbon for the best flavor.
- Freshly grated nutmeg offers the best aroma and taste.
- Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less simple syrup to suit your preference.
- You can serve this cocktail on ice if desired.
Nutrition: (Per Serving)
- Calories: 220 kcal
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fat: 2g
- Protein: 2g
- Sugar: 18g
What does bourbon milk punch taste like?
Bourbon Milk Punch has a well-rounded, slightly sweet flavor and is perfect for those who like the combination of cream and spirit with a touch of warmth and sophistication.
- Whole milk brings fat and creates a pleasant scent.
- Bourbon whiskey offers a warm and slightly sweet character with hints of vanilla, caramel, and oak. It is not too strong but adds depth to the drink’s flavor.
- Simple syrup (sugar syrup) adds sweetness and can be adjusted to taste by adding more or less syrup.
- The vanilla flavor enhances the overall taste, creating a pleasant aroma.
- Garnishing with nutmeg will add a highlight to the flavor for those who like to sip
Is milk punch the same as eggnog?
Milk Punch and Eggnog are creamy, dairy-based drinks often enjoyed during the holiday season but have distinct differences. Here’s a comparison of the two:
|Primary Base||Bourbon or Brandy||Eggs and Dairy (Milk and Cream)|
|Main Flavor Profile||Creamy and Spirit-Forward||Creamy and Custard-Like with a Rich Nutmeg Flavor|
|Key Ingredients||Milk, Bourbon or Brandy, Simple Syrup, Vanilla||Eggs, Milk, Cream, Sugar, Nutmeg|
|Eggs||Typically none||Contains raw or cooked eggs (heat-treated or pasteurized in commercial versions)|
|Alcohol Content||Moderate, with the warmth of bourbon or brandy||Varies, and can be moderate to high, depending on recipe and preference|
|Spice/Seasonings||Often garnished with nutmeg||Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and sometimes other spices|
|Flavor Variations||Variations include fruit extracts, syrups, and spices||Variations include rum or other spirits, additional spices, and flavor extracts|
|Regional Variations||Popular in the American South, particularly New Orleans||Popular worldwide, with regional variations|
|Occasion||Served year-round, but commonly enjoyed as a brunch cocktail||Traditionally served during the holiday season|
|Traditions and History||A classic Southern cocktail, with variations dating back to the 19th century||Historic holiday drink with origins in medieval Europe|
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