Bourbon Milk Punch

bourbon milk punch

If you’ve never had a milk punch I urge you to make one, it’s an absolutely awesome dessert cocktail made with Bourbon or brandy, milk and/or cream, vanilla extract, sugar and a smidgen of nutmeg. It may look like a winter drink but it’s actually great any time of the year!

Apparently the milk punch has been around for centuries but it is new to me, I came across it for the first time a few weeks ago. Being a big cream and (more recently) also Bourbon fan I had to try it and, unsurprisingly, I loved it. It’s creamy, sweet, boozy and thanks to the ice it’s quite refreshing at the same time.

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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: American
Keyword: bourbon, nutmeg
Servings: 1
Calories: 160kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 2.5 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal

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Pomegranate Rosemary Royale – The Ultimate Winter Drink

Pomegranate Rosemary Royale

I came across the perfect winter drink the other day and because it is so perfect I feel compelled to share it with you. It’s the Pomegranate Rosemary Royale by Cooking Light, a mix of pomegranate juice, rosemary-infused simple syrup and champagne.

What makes this cocktail perfect for a snowy winter evening is the pine tree-like flavor of the rosemary syrup in combination with the juicy and fruity pomegranate. To me, it tastes like a winter wonderland – fantastic.

If you want to you can garnish the drink with a sprig of fresh rosemary and then the red and green color scheme makes it perfect for Christmas.

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Pomegranate Rosemary Royale

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pomegranate, rosemary
Servings: 2
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 cups Champagne

Instructions

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal

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Ginger Bramble New Year’s Cocktail

ginger bramble new years cocktail

Happy December! The year is gonna be over in just a few more weeks and I’ve got a New Year’s cocktail for you to celebrate in style. It’s a variation of the bramble – a drink made with gin, lemon juice, blackberries, creme de mure (a blackberry liqueur) and simple syrup.

In my version I skipped the blackberry liqueur and infused the simple syrup with fresh ginger. I actually did a side-by-side comparison between regular simple syrup and the ginger simple syrup and while the ginger does not come through very strongly as ginger flavor it does very much smoothen the drink and it makes it much less harsh. I liked it a lot.

As you can see I cooled the drink with dry ice in the top photo for extra effect but you can use regular ice as well, it’s still quite pretty.

ginger bramble new years cocktail glass

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If you’re looking for a nice dessert to serve with this cocktail, I suggest this Vanilla Cream with Cinnamon Sugared Cranberries recipe:

vanilla cream cinnamon sugared cranberries

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Ginger Bramble New Year's Cocktail

SAFETY NOTES: If you're using dry ice please use proper precautions: Do not touch the dry ice with your bare hands and do not drink any dry ice cubes. This great webpage has detailed instructions as to how to handle dry ice: Betty Crocker | How to Use Dry Ice
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blackberry, ginger
Servings: 1
Author: Nicole Branan | The Spice Train

Ingredients

For the ginger simple syrup:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 one-inch piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced

For each cocktail:

  • 1 shot gin
  • 1/2 shot ginger simple syrup
  • 5 fresh or frozen blackberries
  • a few drops lemon juice
  • ice or dry ice

Instructions

For the ginger simple syrup:

  • Add sugar, water and ginger to a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Let cool, then strain into a glass container and cover.
  • You can keep the syrup in the fridge for up to one week.

For the cocktail:

  • Add gin, syrup, fruit and lemon juice into each glass. (Add lemon juice to taste).
  • Add a few ice cubes or a small piece of dry ice.

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