New Orleans Cocktails and Classic Drinks

Brandy Milk Punch

Brandy Milk Punch
Bourbon House Brandy Milk Punch
Brandy Milk Punch
Brennan's Brandy Milk Punch

As delicious as a Bloody Mary is with brunch, there are few things more deliciously indulgent than a Brandy Milk Punch. Although it is closely associated with the holiday season, true fans of the drink know that any occasion is the perfect occasion for this traditional sweet mid-day libation. Brennan’s Restaurant takes credit for perfecting the cocktail, but most New Orleans restaurants that serve Sunday Brunch also serve up strong Milk Punches. Like most sugary drinks, the taste of alcohol is cleverly masked by the milky sweetness, so exercise caution and clear your calendar for the afternoon. Recreate the delicious drink at home with this foolproof recipe (amount of sugar and alcohol can be altered to taste)

Brandy Milk Punch Recipe

  • 2 oz brandy (Bourbon is also commonly used)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 3 ice cubes
  • cracked ice
  • freshly grated nutmeg

In a cocktail shaker, combine the brandy, milk, and sugar with 3 ice cubes and shake until frothy, about one minutes. Strain into a double-old fashioned glass with cracked ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.

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