Ali just made these classic New Orleans cocktails for us and they were incredibly good, even dangerously good, especially with his addition of a little maple syrup.
How have I never had these before? I think this may just be my favorite cocktail of all time!
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup milk or 5 Tbsp milk and 3 Tbsp 1/2 & 1/2
2/3 oz sugar and 1/3 oz maple syrup
(in a 1 oz. jigger, fill 2/3 with sugar and 1/3 with maple syrup)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
freshly grated nutmeg
Add everything but the crushed ice into a cocktail shaker and stir well until the sugar is dissolved. Add a couple big spoonfuls of crushed ice, cover and shake vigorously.
Fill a glass halfway full of ice, and strain cocktail mixture over. Grate fresh nutmeg on top and enjoy. Makes two servings. (Or one big serving for Mom.)
The scent of the nutmeg combined with the light, sweet deliciousness of the milk punch is seriously good. Don’t wait – make these soon!