Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Milk Punch Cocktail

Milk Punch Cocktail in glass with grated nutmeg garnish, and cookies in background


What Santa really wants you to leave out for him

Milk and cookies—that’s what kids will be setting out for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. But we think ol’ Saint Nick might prefer something with a bit more, um, substance.

Enter the Milk Punch Cocktail: All the goodness of milk. All the fun of booze.

You can serve this drink chilled, or warm up the milk and serve it hot on a snowy evening. Best of all, the Milk Punch Cocktail is refreshing, and not too heavy—just what Santa needs. After all, you want him to be able to get back up the chimney.


Milk Punch Cocktail in glass with grated nutmeg garnish

Recipe: Milk Punch Cocktail

Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, people mixed up big batches of milk punch and served it from punch bowls. Kind of like Eggnog. Later on (probably in the 19th century), some innovative bartender reworked the recipe to create single servings.

Originally, Milk Punch probably was consumed as a morning drink. It still is in New Orleans, where it’s an extremely popular brunch beverage.

You should use a “dark” liquor in milk punch—because you want a spirit with, well, spirited flavor. Brandy (or cognac) is popular in New Orleans. In other parts of the US, bourbon rules. Dark rum also works quite well. Ted Haigh, in Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails, suggests a combination of brandy and dark rum. We like his recipe, so that’s how we make it.

We usually serve this cocktail chilled. But you can heat the milk and serve it warm if you prefer—see the Notes for details.

This drink takes about 5 minutes to prepare, and serves one. But make two. You don't want Santa drinking alone.

Ingredients
  • 1 ounce brandy or cognac
  • ½ ounce dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons simple syrup (or to taste; see Notes) 
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract (see Notes) 
  • 4 ounces whole milk or half and half (see Notes) 
  • freshly grated nutmeg for garnish (optional)
Procedure
  1. Add all ingredients (except garnish) to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 to 45 seconds. The more you shake this cocktail, the frothier the milk becomes—which leaves a nice head on the top of the drink when you pour it into a glass.
  2. Strain into a glass filled with shaved or crushed ice (see Notes for glass choices). Grate some nutmeg on top, if you wish, and serve.
Milk Punch Cocktail in glass with grated nutmeg garnish

Notes
  • You can use either brandy or cognac in this drink. Cognac is just brandy that’s made in the area surrounding the town of Cognac in France. You needn’t buy expensive brandy for this drink—something in the range of $15 per bottle or so will work just fine.
  • We like to use dark rums from Jamaica in this drink. Myers’s works well (and we always have it on hand), so that’s what we use. But any dark rum works.
  • You may prefer to make this drink with 2 ounces of booze instead of 1½ ounces—it’s good either way, particularly since the flavor of the alcohol doesn’t dominate in this drink.
  • If you don’t want to mix two different spirits, you can use all brandy or all rum (dark or amber) in this drink. Or make it with bourbon.
  • This drink has a fair amount of volume, so use a glass that’s big enough to hold it. We like to serve it in stemless wine glasses. A highball glass or a double rocks glass also would be ideal. Or a brandy snifter.
  • Instead of serving this drink over ice, you could strain it into a really big cocktail glass and serve it “up.”
  • If you prefer to serve this drink warm, simply heat the milk or half and half on the stovetop (bring it just to a simmer). Add the milk to a mug along with the booze, pure vanilla extract, and simple syrup, then stir to combine. Enjoy!
  • You could use skim milk in this cocktail, but you’ll wind up with a thin, soulless drink. Whole milk is much better. Better still is half and half. Or whole milk and some cream. (Hey, this isn’t the time of the year to watch calories.)
  • You may like this drink a bit sweeter than we specify. If so, just add another teaspoon or so of simple syrup.
  • Want something less sweet? Start with just 1 teaspoon of simple syrup and taste.
  • You should use high quality (pure) vanilla extract in this recipe. Its flavor is so much better than the imitation kind.
  • Pure vanilla extract is made by soaking vanilla beans in a mixture of water and alcohol for several months. BTW, the FDA requires that pure vanilla extract contain at least 35% alcohol. If the label doesn’t say “pure,” that means it’s made from synthetic vanilla. The artificial kind is usually derived from the sapwood of several species of conifers—or from coal extracts. How appetizing (not).
  • The flavor of some imitation vanillas can be nasty. You don’t have to spend a fortune on pure vanilla extract, but getting decent quality does mean spending a bit more for something that’s not loaded with sugar or imitation flavoring. Do yourself a favor and get the real stuff. Or ask Santa to leave some in your stocking.
  • Freshly grated nutmeg tastes much better than the pre-grated stuff that comes in jars or cans. The easiest way to grate nutmeg is to use a Microplane grater.
  • Programming Note:  We’re taking the rest of the year off. So this is our last post for 2014, and after this week we won’t be visiting other blogs for a while. We’ll be back with a new post the first Wednesday of 2015.
Milk Punch Cocktail in glass with grated nutmeg garnish

Our Christmas Loaf

“Mmmm, this goes down smooth,” said Mrs. Kitchen Riffs, taking a sip of her Milk Punch Cocktail.

“And these chocolate chip cookies pair perfectly with it,” I said.

“Milk and cookies for grownups,” said Mrs K R. “Not that there are any grownups around here.”

“Shall I mix us another round?” I asked, draining my glass.

“Why not?” said Mrs K R. “This is our last post of the year, so let’s celebrate with another of these beauties.”

“And more cookies,” I said. “It’s a great way to start our winter vacation.”

Happy Holidays, everyone! See you in January.

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146 comments:

  1. Really interesting, not had a cocktail like this before.

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    1. Hi Caroline, this is a really drink -- worth trying sometime. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. Grown up milk and cookies indeed. I've never heard of a milk punch cocktail but I love the idea. It reminds me of the Brandy Alexander of which I have fond memories. &@#?*^! That last photo with the foam and sprinkle of nutmeg makes my eyes happy. Merry Christmas, Rocquie

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    1. Hi Rocquie, this is pretty similar to a Brandy Alexander, although with a slightly different flavor. Good stuff! Thanks for the comment, and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Milk punch sounds interesting. I never had this before. Have a wonder holiday!!!

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    1. Hi Shibi, this has a nice, subtle flavor -- very smooth drinking (which is both a plus and minus!). Thanks for the comment, and have a wonderful holiday!

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  4. Hi John,
    I am not a drinker, but this Milk Punch Cocktail I may just have to try. I love the combo of the ingredients. This reminds me of years ago when I used to drink Kahlua with milk. (Sombrero). That was my favorite. So I think I would love this one for sure.Wonderful info! Plus I think Santa would approve! I wish you and Mrs. Riffs a wonderful holiday season, plus a Happy New Year...See you in 2015! Enjoy!
    Dottie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie, Kahlua with milk is a classic! And if you like that, you'll like this (plus what we'll be posting about in January!). Thanks for the comment, and I hope your holidays are terrific!

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  5. Forget Santa - I want someone to leave that out for me! holy yum

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    1. Hi Alyssa, holy yum indeed! ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  6. I have never heard of Milk Punch but agree that Santa would definitely prefer this over just a plain glass of milk! I would say I'd try making this....but....it would just be milk, right? Wishing you and Mrs Riffs a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year, John!! See you in the New Year! Nazneen

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    1. Hi Nazneen, I have it on good authority Santa would love this. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and I hope your holidays are wonderful!

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  7. Happy holidays for you and for Santa who will for sure need this beautiful drink to continue his journey :). Love your photos.

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    1. Hi Amira, Santa would definitely love this! Ask me how I know. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and happy holidays!

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  8. Hi John, this sounds delicious, almost like a Kahlua? My Santa would love a glass of this with his cookies Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you and Mrs. Riffs.

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    1. Hi Cheri, you could definitely use Kahlua in this (there are a couple of similar drinks using Kahlua, too, that we'll discuss next year). Thanks for the comment, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

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  9. This Cocktail is totally new to me and sounds terrific.
    I think I'm going to invite Santa this year a Milk Punch Cocktail :)
    Wishing you and Mrs. K.R. a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Hi Daniela, Santa will love you! ;-) Thanks for the comment, and happy holidays!

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  10. I see this in every Southern cookbook I own. So nice to know what it is really like and what a great change from eggnog. But I love your eggnog, too! John, have a great holiday and a fabulous new year. 2015? Sometimes I don't believe it is possible! Best wishes to Mrs. KR, too!

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    1. Hi Abbe, yeah, how is it that 2015 is about to happen? Weird! Thanks for the comment, and happy holidays!

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  11. Oooh, I love this. You are right, THIS is what Santa wants to be left!! No more cookies and milk. He wants cocktails and candied bacon! (So do I in fact!)

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    1. Hi Nagi, cocktails and candied bacon is a wonderful combo! And this cocktail in particular would be perfect. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  12. Sounds delish! I've never thought you can make a cocktail with milk. Wonderful idea!

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    1. Hi Holly, there are several really good milk-based cocktails out there. They make such a smooth drink! Thanks for the comment.

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  13. Well Santa might already be drunk by the time he gets to you because we (and a lot of other Aussies) always leave him a bottle of beer. This is a great drink to enjoy on Christmas Eve. I'll be watching the Carols that are filmed live from Melbourne, wrapping gifts and sipping something just like this. I wish you and Mrs Riffs and all the Riffs' clan a very Merry Christmas xx

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    1. Hi Charlie, it's so hot in Australia over Christmas that I'm sure Santa really appreciates the beer! Thanks for the comment, and I hope your holidays are wonderful!

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  14. This is so cute, I love it!! The "adult version" ;)

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    1. Hi Kristi, isn't this a fun drink? This is how Mrs KR and I like our milk and cookies. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  15. This is the type of milk Santa would be definitely very happy... Ho, ho, ho!

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    1. Hi Denise, Ho, ho, ho indeed! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  16. You made me laugh!!!!! I love the punch. But it is soooooooooooo purrrrrrrrfect for
    dear Santa. Laughing again----

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    1. Hi Carol, this really is what Santa craves. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  17. Yeah baby, now you're talking! I can just imagine how delicious the milk moustache is from this one, John!

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    1. Hi Lizzy, it's a great milk mustache! ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  18. Oh wow! first time I've read about a milk and booze combination. Looks like Santas gonna have fun at your house, John!

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    1. Hi Peachy, milk and booze really work well together -- fun combo. Thanks for the comment.

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  19. Hehe! You caught me--I would totally leave this drink out for Santa, and possibly eat all the cookies myself. Sounds like a divine combo!

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    1. Hi Ala, I think Santa would be OK with you having all the cookies if he had one of these. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  20. Hi John , I love the milk punch drink , now thanks to you I now know how to make them , thanks so much .
    Happy Holidays to you and Mrs. KR and see you in January 2015 . ~~Nee~~

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    1. Hi Nee, isn't this a nice recipe? Really flavorful, really smooth. Too smooth, maybe. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and happy holidays!

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  21. Hi John,
    I think someone else mentioned it but, I too have seen Milk Punch recipes in a vareity of early cookbooks. I think most of them included Bourbon but I'm not sure.

    I'm with Dottie on the Sombrero liking so there is no doubt I would like this drink too. I guess I could think of it as additional Vitamin D. (what am I talking about we haven't had sun in 9 days at least!) But, this drink is for Santa, again I jest, I want it NOW!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing, John...Now I'm curious about that January post already:) Sending lots of good wishes your way this holiday season John and Mrs. K.R. Enjoy each and every moment, Louise "See" you next year!!!

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    1. Hi Louise, bourbon is extremely common in this drink. I like the brandy and rum combo, but you're more likely to find bourbon in this. And yes, you need all the Vitamin D you can get. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and have a terrific holiday season!

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    2. Merry Christmas John! Here's to an imbiding New Year, Cheers!!!

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    3. Hi John, just popping in to wish you and Mrs. K.R a Happy and Healthy New Year! Be safe and have FUN!!! "See" you next year!!!

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  22. OMG John this sounds delicious and best of all I have all the ingredients on hand. I think I will bring this to a party I'm going to next week. YUM!

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    1. Hi VIcki, you'll be the hit of the party! Thanks for the comment.

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  23. I'm sure Santa will be extra good to you this year if you leave him this milk punch! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and Mrs. K.R. See you in 2015!

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    1. Hi LIz, I need all the help I can get with Santa! ;-) Thanks for the comment, and I hope you're holidays are wonderful!

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  24. I would like to take a bath in that drink and bring a straw with me!!!! Mmmmm!

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    1. Hi GiGi, that would definitely be an interesting milk bath! Thanks for the comment.

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  25. I think I just found a great replacement for eggnog. I love eggnog, but it's just too rich and so very high in calories. This cocktail still looks rich and frothy, with less calories. The use of dark run really caught my eye because I love a good dark rum. Thanks so much for sharing this John! I think I'll make a batch of biscottis tomorrow to go with this. I love it!

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    1. Hi MJ, this is definitely lighter than eggnog. The flavor isn't as full, but is much more refreshing. You'll love it! Thanks for the comment.

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  26. John, you just keep making all those cocktails making everybody crave them! I love this cocktail in particular. It reminds me of something I drank during my childhood - mind you, without alcohol. :) This is something I might have to make pretty soon!

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    1. Hi Julia, this really is a nice drink -- loads of flavor, and such a smooth sipper. Plus it has a lot of volume, so it'll last quite some time. Thanks for the comment.

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  27. Happy Holidays! Santa is going yo put you in the NICE list ! Sounds like a perfect drink to sip with him while he is handing over my presents to me :D

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    1. Hi Ansh, it's about time Santa put me on the nice list! ;-) Thanks for the comment. and happy holidays!

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  28. Merry Christmas to you! I love a nice Milk Punch, and something tells me this one is Santa tested and approved!

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    1. Hi Adri, Santa loves this stuff. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  29. we loved reading and smiling all through this lovely post....what an interesting and fun introduction to this delicious cocktail....this sure is going to make the Santa of our home happy,thanks so much...HAVE A VERY MERRY HOLIDAY! :-)

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    1. Hi Kumar, isn't this a fun drink? We loved it! Thanks for the comment, and I hope you have a terrific holiday season!

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    1. Hi Raymund, this has festive written all over it. So to speak. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  31. Hi John, love this so much I've included in my good things favourites round up this week. A real treat for Santa!

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    1. Hi Lizzy, aw, that's so nice! Thank you very much!

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  32. Milk punch sounds really nice and like the perfect complement to any cookie!

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    1. Hi Laura, Milk Punch really goes great with cookies -- truly is the adult version of milk and cookies! Thanks for the comment.

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  33. Hahaha! Yes, John, I am sure that Santa will be much happier with this "milk" than the plain one...I just hope he does not miss the chimney after a few of these...
    This milk cocktail looks delicious, and so simple to make...even on ice sound warm.
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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    1. Hi Juliana, good point about hoping Santa doesn't miss the chimney after a few of these! But I suspect Santa has learned to be careful. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  34. Happy holidays to you and Mrs KR, John! This is a great way to close out the year.

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    1. Hi Beth, isn't this a fun way to end the year? Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  35. Oh, does that ever look good! But if you left it out for Santa, would he ever complete his route? LOL

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    1. Hi Carolyn, actually, you've tumbled onto our plot -- we figure once Santa downs this, he won't finish his route. So we'll get all the gifts! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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  36. The cookies and the drink sounds too delicious to be left out like that!..I would love to munch on those cookies for sure..since I don't take cocktail, maybe a mocktail for the likes of us?..:)

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    1. Hi Srivalli, you could add some rum extract to this to make a mocktail. But rum extract (and vanilla extract, for that matter) does contain some alcohol -- but a very small quantity. Thanks for the comment.

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  37. Great cocktail idea! I'd die to drink it with whole plate of delicious cookies!

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    1. Hi Marcela, you need to try this -- you can drink again! Thanks for the comment.

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  38. Haven't heard of a milk punch, John, but I do like the sound of it for a Christmas brunch. It would be an unexpected change from egg nog in the punch bowl. Living in an increasingly lactose-intolerant world, I'd hate to give my guests the gift of digestive distress. I'll just make them twice as strong to limit there dairy intake. I'm a thoughtful host. :D
    Enjoy your time off, John. Happy holidays to you and all the Riffs. See you in 2015.

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    1. Hi John, LOL -- you are indeed a thoughtful host. ;-) Thanks for the comment, John, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Years!

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  39. I have actually had this several times and actually prefer it to eggnog which I find a little bit too heavy. Thanks for resurrecting this old favorite. It is perfect for Christmas Eve.

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    1. Hi Karen, this really is perfect for Christmas Eve! And much less heavy than eggnog. Thanks for the comment.

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  40. This cocktail looks absolutely awesome, it is one I could have for breakfast almost! (5pm somewhere!)
    It would be perfect though to give Santa a little kick no doubt! :P

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Hi Uru, this often is a brunch drink, so breakfast would be perfect. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  41. This is another winner of a cocktail! I'm pinning this for sure. It looks delicious and festive! Cheers!

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    1. Hi Amy, isn't this nice? Lovely flavor! Thanks for the comment.

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  42. I love Milk Punch but only cold and with half and half. Might as well indulge right? Hope the Mrs had a nice birthday and Happy Holidays to both of you!

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    1. Hi Barb, you really do want to indulge with this drink, IMO. So half and half all the way! :-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  43. We love this stuff. We've been making it as a breakfast drink for years after visiting New Orleans several years ago.

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    1. Hi Alex, this really is such a good drink, isn't it? It's become one of my favorites! Thanks for the comment.

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  44. Yup, if I were Santa Claus, this beverage is just what I'd hope to find. Excellent work, John. Cheers, and Happy Holidays!

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    1. Hi Brooks, Santa would be delighted to get one of these! Me too. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  45. If Santa isn't having it, I will have your milk punch. I certainly need more substance and your drink fits perfectly to my mood right now. Thank you for sharing and I wish you guys a merry Christmas!

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    1. Hi Helene, I have a feeling Santa will want this. So I'll make another for you! ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Merry Christmas!

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  46. What a lovely drink and just apt for the festive season. I have good quality dark rum at home, and I am sure that this recipe will do full justice to the same. Wish you a Merry Christmas in advance! Have a fantastic time ahead...

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    1. Hi Purabi, dark rum is wonderful in this drink -- you'll like it. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  47. I bet this would be popular at my New Year's party this year. Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Hi Ashley, this is a wonderful party drink! Enjoy. ;-) Thanks for the comment.

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  48. Served this at our Christmas party. It was a hit. So simple for a crowd too. GREG
    PS I am going to S. America for almost a month. I hope to post from there but who knows. Either way. I shall return. GREG

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    1. Hi Greg, I'll bet this was a hit! Such a wonderful drink. And wow, South America?! Have a terrific time! And thanks for the comment.

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  49. I love the holiday spirit you gave this cocktail! Perfect with some cookies I'm sure. Have a great holiday!

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    1. Hi Pamela, I usually don't think of cookies combining all that well with cocktails, but the combo really works with this drink! Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  50. Wishing you and Mrs KR a very happy Christmas and a relaxing festive season. This is a great Christmas drink, served cold for those of us in Australia :D

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    1. Hi Merryn, you'd definitely want it cold, with your hot summer! Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  51. Exquisitely festive!

    Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2015!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    1. Hi Rosa, this is such a nice drink! Really fun flavor. Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  52. Milk Punch sounds perfect for the season. Interestingly I too posted a recipe similar to yours; only mine has spices in it :)

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    1. Hi Taruna, spices sound good! ;-) I'll bet yours is wonderful. Thanks for the comment.

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  53. It sounds like Eggnog without the egg. I'm going to have to give this a try because eggnog is just too rich for me. Merry Christmas!

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    1. HI Mireya, this is very much like eggnog. And although this isn't a "light" drink, it definitely is much lighter than eggnog. Really worth trying! Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  54. Oh how fun! Sounds wonderful and so pretty too! Have a blessed holiday and a good break John!

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    1. Hi Chris, this really is pretty -- and tastes even better than it looks. Thanks for the comment, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  55. Hi John,

    If santa is not drinking this cocktail, it will be mine!!! LOL!

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy 2015!

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe, you and Santa may have to fight for it! ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  56. wow this sounds like a great drink to cozy up with!

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    1. Hi GFHT, it really is a pleasant drink -- almost like dessert! Thanks for the comment.

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  57. I've had a milk punch at Brennan's in New Orleans…a great way to start a brunch. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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    1. Hi Karen, isn't this a good drink? And having it at Brennan's must have been fun! Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  58. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family to yuurs ...~~Nee~~ :)

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    1. Hi Nee, thanks, and Happy Holidays to you and yours, too!

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  59. Hi John, Merry Christmas to you and family. Your creamy milk punch look absolutely delightful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe. Nice click!

    Have a great holiday.
    Amelia

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    1. Hi Amelia, isn't this a fun recipe? So tasty! Thanks for the comment, and Merry Christmas!

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  60. Love that this is lighter than eggnog but has all those same great flavors! Hope you're having a wonderful Holiday season!

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    1. Hi Lisa, the flavor is quite similar to eggnog, but it's loads lighter. Which is a good thing, particularly at this time of the year. Thanks for the comment, and Happy Holidays!

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  61. That looks amazing and delicious. And since Santas come and gone already I'm thinking of making this for New Years... Wishing you and mrs K a wonderful New Years and all the best for the year to come!

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    1. Hi Simone, this would be wonderful for New Years! Thanks for the comment, and I hope next year is wonderful for you!

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  62. I do love the look and sound of that cocktail. Anything creamy or milky is instantly appealing. Santa Claus was a lucky man this Christmas if you left it out for him.

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    1. Hi Suzanne, Santa was indeed lucky! This is a wonderful drink, isn't it? Hope you had a great holiday season! Thanks for the comment.

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  63. Just wanted to stop back by and wish you all the best in this New Year.

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  64. A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO BOTH OF YOU!!! Awaiting your delicious recipes,thanks :-)

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  65. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Yup -this would make any milk hater wanna drink more milk ;)

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    1. Hi Shashi, this drink definitely would get one to crave milk. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and I hope your holidays were wonderful!

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  66. What a great drink for Santa! Santa would be so happy coming to my house if I serve this. ;) Happy New Year to you John and Mrs. KR!

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    1. Hi Nami, I have it on good authority that Santa adores this. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy New Year!

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  67. A very Santa punch, indeed! Another excellent concoction! Makes me really thirsty now! Calorie watching is in a halt!

    Happy New Year!
    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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    1. Hi Julie & Alesah, this definitely isn't the time of year for calorie watching! Thanks for the comment, and Happy New Year!

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  68. Wishing you and Mrs. Riff a super 2015. This is a fantastic milk and cookies for adults.

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    1. Hi Bam, this really is milk and cookies for adults! Fun stuff. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy New Year!

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  69. A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND!!!
    Have a fabulous 2015. I'm loving this punch.

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    1. Hi Asha, isn't this a nice drink? Lovely flavor. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy New Year!

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  70. I love learning about new-to-me cocktails, and this one I have never heard of before. Love the history behind this drink, and all the ingredients included. I have pinned your recipes I was behind on, and happy to be back to blog love again. Hope you have a Very Happy New Year! Take care, Terra

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    1. Hi Terra, this is really a terrific drink! We love its flavor. ;-) Thanks for the comment, and Happy New Year!

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  71. I bet this drink would cancel out my masala chai, any day ;)

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    1. Hi Kiran, this would complement that beverage nicely! :-) Thanks for the comment.

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