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.

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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!

How to make Bourbon milk punch for two:

It’s very easy to make a Bourbon milk punch. You mix 6 tablespoons milk, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 3 tablespoons simple syrup* together, then add in 5 tablespoons Bourbon, pour over ice into two glasses and sprinkle with a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg.

*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.

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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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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