Bourbon Milk Punch

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Bourbon milk punch is an awesome dessert cocktail made with milk, cream, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg and, yes, Bourbon. It may look like a winter drink but it’s actually great any time of the year.

A tall glass filled with iced bourbon milk punch and a nutmeg next to it.

This post was originally published on April 3, 2016.

What is Bourbon milk punch:

The Bourbon milk punch is a creamy, sweet and boozy dessert drink that tastes absolutely delicious. Apparently, the punch has been around for centuries and the general idea of it may have originated in Scotland in the 1600s.

Because Bourbon milk punch is served on ice, it’s quite refreshing as well. It may look like a winter drink but it really works any time of the year. It’s revitalizing on a hot summer evening and equally delicious on a winter night in front of the fireplace.

Despite the fact that the word “Bourbon” is in the name, the punch is sometimes made with brandy instead, so if you prefer brandy over Bourbon, go for that!

Ingredients (makes 2 servings):

  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup*
  • 5 tablespoons Bourbon
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

*RECIPE NOTE: A simple syrup is just a mix of equal parts (by volume) of granulated sugar and water (for example 1 cup sugar plus 1 cup water). Heat the mix until all the sugar is dissolved, then let it cool.

All ingredients needed to make Bourbon milk punch on a white surface.

How to make Bourbon milk punch:

It’s very easy to make a Bourbon milk punch. Mix the milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract and the simple syrup together in a container you can easily pour from.

Add in the Bourbon, pour over ice into two glasses and sprinkle with nutmeg.

RECIPE TIP: Be sure to follow the steps of this recipe in the order in which they are listed. If you add the Bourbon before mixing everything else, you run the risk of curdling the drink.

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A tall glass filled with iced bourbon milk punch and a nutmeg next to it.
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Bourbon Milk Punch

The classic Bourbon milk punch – creamy, boozy, sweet and delicious! Looks like a winter drink but it’s great and refreshing any time of the year.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: scottish
Keyword: bourbon milk punch
Servings: 2
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup (see notes)
  • 5 tablespoons Bourbon
  • 1 pinch of grated nutmeg

Instructions:

  • Mix milk, cream, vanilla and syrup together.
  • Mix in the Bourbon, then pour into a glass, sprinkle with nutmeg and serve with 2 ice cubes.

Notes:

Be sure to follow the steps of this recipe in the order in which they are listed. If you add the Bourbon before mixing everything else, you run the risk of curdling the drink.
*A simple syrup is just a mix of equal parts (by volume) of granulated sugar and water (for example 1 cup sugar plus 1 cup water). You heat the mix until all the sugar is dissolved and then let it cool.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.2g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 78mg | Sugar: 13.2g | Calcium: 61mg

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17 comments

  1. Kokodynia says:

    From time to time I am having this fancy, creamy, delicious, splendid drink. Absolutely worth trying :)
    Beautiful photos, indeed!

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Debs! I love the everyday, always-in-the-house ingredient list too, when I came across the recipe I thought “I can make that right now!”

    • Nicole B. says:

      Thank you, Angela! It is very similar to a Brandy Alexander, some recipes are actually identical but I’ve also seen a few that add creme de cacao to the Alexander. (Need to get a bottle of creme de cacao, I’ve never had it but sounds delicious). :)

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