Milk Punch with Bourbon and Brandy Recipe
Tina and Tiffany, our hostesses for A Tree Grows in Brooklyn book club party, found this fabulous recipe for milk punch on FoodNetwork.com. I was thinking it would have the consistency of eggnog but was pleasantly surprised at the smoothness and lightness of this warming drink.
Inspired by A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Prep Time: 2 minutes Cook Time: 3 minutes Yields: 1 gallon
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups bourbon
- 2 cups brandy
- 3 quarts half and half
- 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
- Simple syrup
- Grated nutmeg (use nutmeg grater)
- For the simple syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Stir and boil until the sugar dissolves and the liquid becomes a slight syrup. Cool the syrup before using. Makes 1 cup. Set the syrup aside.
- In a glass container, combine the bourbon, brandy, half and half, and vanilla, together . Stir the liquid until incorporated. Stir in the syrup to your own desired sweetness. Chill the punch well. Serve the punch in chilled glasses and garnish with nutmeg (Use nutmeg grater).
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