In honor of Mardi Gras, I decided to make a traditional drink that NOLA natives typically drink on Mardi Gras. It's called Milk Punch. Have you Ever heard of it?

It's similar to eggnog. Not as heavy and rich but frothy and sweet.

 

 

I found the recipe through The Nibble.

They offered two variations.

For the video I choice recipe #1. However, next time I'll try recipe #2.

RECIPE #1: BRENNAN’S BRANDY MILK PUNCH

Ingredients Per Drink

2 ounces/4 tablespoons brandy or cognac

4 ounces/1/2 cup half & half

1 ounce/2 tablespoons simple syrup† (recipe)

1/4 ounce/1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract

Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

Plus Cocktail shaker and ice

Preparation

1. COMBINE the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

2. SHAKE vigorously and pour into a chilled old-fashioned glass. Garnish with nutmeg.

RECIPE #2: BRANDY MILK PUNCH

(This recipe uses more milk and less sugar.)

Ingredients Per Drink

2 oz brandy or bourbon

1 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon powdered sugar

3 ice cubes

Cracked ice

Garnish: freshly grated nutmeg

Preparation

1. COMBINE the brandy, milk, and sugar with the ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, and shake until frothy (about 1 minute).

2. STRAIN into a double-old fashioned glass filled with cracked ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.

 

Celebrate your "Fat Tuesday" in New Orleans style and make some Milk Punch tonight!