It’s no secret that we’re big fans of classic cocktail recipes. In April, we wrapped up a series on the history behind 20 classic cocktail recipes. A few weeks after finishing the series, we decided that we had a few more classic cocktail recipes to share with readers, including the Strawberry Peach Rickey, the Bronx Cocktail, and others.
Today’s classic cocktail is beyond “classic.” In fact, it’s almost classic-al, hailing back to the 17th century. The Brandy Milk Punch is an old European beverage that made its way to America’s Deep South during the post-colonial era. It’s still quite popular in New Orleans, especially on holidays. Check out our take on the cocktail recipe below.
Brandy Milk Punch
- 2 oz brandy
- 4 oz milk
- 1 egg white (optional)
- 1 tbsp Amoretti Organolicious Premium Blue Agave Nectar
- grated nutmeg
Add all ingredients (except nutmeg) to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. If using egg whites, do a dry shake (without ice) with especial vigor to ensure emulsification. Then add other ingredients and shake again. Strain into a punch glass and garnish with fresh-grated nutmeg.
Notes on the Drink Recipe
- Amoretti Organolicious Premium Blue Agave Nectar is one of our favorite simple syrups for mixed drinks. Instead of using traditional cane sugar (or any artificial substitute like high fructose corn syrup), this “simple syrup” is derived from USDA-certified organic blue agave nectar. Many people believe that agave nectar has a taste that’s even sweeter than traditional sugar. Either way, it’s almost certainly a healthier option.
- Before making the Brandy Milk Punch with egg whites, be sure to read our post on making gourmet drinks with raw eggs. Though generally considered safe for people in good health, raw eggs still pose some danger. This post will help you make smart decisions about selecting eggs and mixing them in cocktails.
- If you don’t have any fresh nutmeg on hand for garnishing this cocktail, consider picking up a bottle of Amoretti Premium Nutmeg Syrup. Or you may wish to branch out and try using a different kind of spicy syrup, like Amoretti Premium Anise Syrup.
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