Bourbon Milk Punch
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Bourbon Milk Punch
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.88 / 5
The Bourbon Milk Punch is a classic New Orleans favourite when it comes to brunch cocktails. Smooth and sweet with a bit of bourbon kick, this cocktail is sure to ... more The Bourbon Milk Punch is a classic New Orleans favourite when it comes to brunch cocktails. Smooth and sweet with a bit of bourbon kick, this cocktail is sure to satisfy as the perfect end to a good meal.

This particular recipe is very similar to the one used at the famous French 75 bar in New Orleans, LA.
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Base ingredient
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Milk
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Nutmeg
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16.56% | 2.12 units *

Whisky glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Bourbon Milk Punch

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a cocktail shaker three-quarters full with ice
Pour in bourbon, rum, milk, vanilla extract, and sugar syrup and shake well for 30 seconds until chilled
Strain into a chilled rocks glass
Let settle, then garnish with a pinch of ground nutmeg and serve
~ Dark bourbon works best for this recipe. ~

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

What is the best way to shake the Bourbon Milk Punch to achieve its signature texture?

To achieve the Bourbon Milk Punch's signature creamy texture, it's best to shake the ingredients vigorously with ice in a shaker until well-chilled. This not only cools down the drink but also aerates the milk, giving it a frothy and smooth texture. Strain the mixture into a whisky glass filled with ice cubes for the best experience.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What type of ice should I use for serving the Bourbon Milk Punch?

For serving the Bourbon Milk Punch, it's recommended to use large ice cubes or a single ice sphere. Larger ice pieces melt more slowly than smaller ones, reducing dilution and maintaining the drink's rich flavor and creamy consistency for a longer period.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in Bourbon Milk Punch with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute white rum with dark rum for a deeper flavor or spiced rum for added complexity. However, keep in mind that these substitutions will slightly alter the original flavor profile of the Bourbon Milk Punch, making it richer or giving it a spicy kick.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of Bourbon Milk Punch, and how would I make it?

To make a non-alcoholic version of Bourbon Milk Punch, you can substitute the bourbon and white rum with a non-alcoholic spirit or simply omit them altogether. You can also add a bit more vanilla essence and a touch of almond extract to mimic the depth of flavor that the alcohol would typically provide. Maintain the same proportions for the other ingredients.

DIETARY_CONSIDERATIONS

How can I make the Bourbon Milk Punch dairy-free?

To make a dairy-free Bourbon Milk Punch, substitute the milk with a plant-based alternative such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. Each alternative will lend a unique flavor profile to the drink, so you may want to experiment to find which one best suits your taste.

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