12 Days of Cocktails - Day 10 - The Autumn Milk Punch
Autumn Milk Punch is a milk-based brandy or bourbon/whiskey beverage. It is served cold and usually has nutmeg sprinkled on top.
The drink was first recorded in William Sacheverell's 1688 travelogue of the Scottish isle of Iona. Later accounts attributed its spread, if not its origin, to Aphra Behn. The earliest recorded recipe for milk punch dates to a 1711 cookbook.
Originally served in a punch bowl, the beverage reached the height of its popularity in the middle of the 18th century. Because of its shelf stability, it was popular as a bottled drink. Queen Victoria issued a royal warrant in 1838 to the company of Nathaniel Whisson as "purveyors of milk punch to Her Majesty".
It is common in New Orleans and traditional on holidays throughout the Deep South.
2 oz. Whiskey / Bourbon
1 oz. Rum
2 oz. Milk (Almond, Soy or Dairy)
1 oz of Eli Mason Spiced Simple Syrup
Garnish with a dash of nutmeg
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