Milk Punch

Friday, January 7, 2011

Feelings about raw eggs are as divided between you readers as Apple and PC users, so I thought this egg-free Milk Punch would please everyone, and help the hurt of this first week back. Sweet and stiff, just like eggnog, but slightly less heavy thanks to the omission of egg, this classic cocktail is best known in New Orleans, where so many other divine drinks are also almost exclusively enjoyed (remember the Ramos Gin Fizz?)



Milk Punch

1 oz of brandy
1/2 oz of aged Jamaican rum (optional)
1/2 oz of cane syrup
1 1/2 oz of whole milk
1/2 oz of heavy cream
dash
of vanilla extract
freshly grated nutmeg

In a cocktail shaker, combine brandy, optional rum, cane syrup, milk, cream and vanilla; shake without ice (also called a "dry shake"). Add ice and shake again for no more than 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled glass, add several ice cubs and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.



Photo by Stephanie Foley via Gourmet Magazine.


P.S. If you're a San Francisco or Bay Area blogger, join us for cocktails this evening at Taverna Aventine. Check out the Neo-Traditionalist for the scoop!

25 comments:

  1. ;) I like raw eggs and Apple! This milk punch looks delicious... the PC not so much ;)))

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  2. ok this actually sounds really good.. but I thought it was nasty at first lol. mmmm I love new orleans drinks.. What about Mint Julips? do you know a good mix for that?

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  3. mmm this seams like a really smooth drink for a Friday night in due to the snowstorm we're getting in the Northeast. Thanks! (Love your blog - just found it!)

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  4. Has anyone ver told you that 'la petite' is feminine there fore coquin should be written coquine?
    Major fail! Get googling next time...

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  5. Anonymous, if only La Petite Coquine had been available! Sadly, the blogger who uses that web domain is just sitting on it!

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  6. Lena, Oh how I wish I could partake in the happy hour festivities in San Fran tonight. Enjoy! Also, I love your graceful response in dealing with overaggressive anonymous up there. Kill them with kindness right? xoxo.

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  7. Aw, you're meeting up with Katie? How fun!

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  8. Ooh, this looks quite delicious! Have a marvelous time!

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  9. yay no raw eggs! i wish one of these could be delivered to my office right :-)

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  10. So wish I lived in SF...I would absolutely love to meet you. Enjoy the evening and bring back the deets!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  11. As much as I love my Nog...I think I'd embrace this just as well. Sounds delicious.

    happy weekend!

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  12. this milk punch sounds yummy (and indulgent!). So excited to meet you tonight - please find me!! xx

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  13. yum yum :)
    Enjoy this evening, that will be a blast!
    p.s. thanks for the well wishes!

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  14. i use to have an ick feeling for egg nog because of the egg part but i developed a taste for it this x-mas, this egg free drink probably has less calories though

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  15. whoohoo no eggs! that looks really good Lena! ps you tell 'em ;)

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  16. sounds flipping delicious, indeed.

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  17. YUM! Those look amazing, wish I could join you this evening, I could use a nice drink:)

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  18. ok sooo i just had this conversation with friends last night, for some reason, i just can't mix milk with alcohol. but maybe i could mix this up for the mister and he can enjoy it! :)

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  19. That sounds super delicious! Will have to try it. xo style, she wrote

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  20. hold the phone! cocktails in SF without me?! so sad:( Wish I was there-I adore you AND the neotrad:)

    happy weekend doll!
    ;0)Gina

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  21. fabulous...I tried and loved it!!!
    your blog is gorgeous!!!...must follow now!
    xxx
    Lila

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  22. This is making me crave baileys...headed to kitchen! ;)

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