Bourbon Milk Punch

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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.

Glasses filled with Bourbon milk punch and a bottle of Bourbon in the background.

This post was originally published on April 3, 2016.

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What is Bourbon milk punch?

The Bourbon milk punch is a creamy, sweet and boozy dessert drink made with milk, cream, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg and, yes, Bourbon.

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 wintery 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:

All ingredients needed to make a Bourbon milk punch.
  • whole milk – be sure to use whole milk and not any reduced fat milk, you do need the fat in this drink.
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla extract
  • simple syrup – a simple syrup is 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.
  • Bourbon
  • nutmeg – the nutmeg is optional, you can leave it out if you like.

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.

Stir in the Bourbon, pour over ice and sprinkle with nutmeg.

RECIPE NOTE: 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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Glasses filled with Bourbon milk punch and a bottle of Bourbon in the background.
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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 Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: scottish
Keyword: bourbon milk punch
Servings: 2
Calories (estimated): 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 glasses.
  • Sprinkle with nutmeg and add 2 ice cubes (optional).

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.
 

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Glasses filled with Bourbon milk punch and a bottle of Bourbon in the background.
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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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