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Milk Punch

  • Yield: About 1 gallon


  • 1 (4/5-quart) bottle of bourbon or brandy
  • 3 quarts half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • Grated nutmeg


  • Combine the bourbon, half-and-half, and vanilla in a one-gallon container. Add the simple syrup to attain desired sweetness. Chill well in the refrigerator. Serve in chilled glasses (not over ice) and sprinkle with nutmeg.
  • Simple syrup:
  • · 1 cup water
  • · 1 cup sugar
  • Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Boil until the sugar dissolves and liquid becomes slightly thick. Cool completely before using.