For Day 12 of Boozy Advent, I mixed up a variation of the classic New Orleans milk punch and made Brandy Maple Milk Punch.
I know some enjoy this concoction all year. Some associate it with Mardi Gras. It seems like a Christmas drink to me, a bit similar to eggnog without the egg. Here’s a link to the original recipe, created by Brennan’s in New Orleans. Johnna has a dairy-free recipe for it here, made with her favorite smoked maple bourbon. You can use bourbon, brandy, or whiskey. I’m using brandy because it is what was available in the Boozy Advent Tree.
Ingredients: Cream, Brandy, Maple Syrup and Vanilla Extract. You can add a sprinkle of nutmeg (traditional) or cinnamon to the top. I used cinnamon in this one since it seems like I’ve used nutmeg in half of the cocktails I’ve made so far this month.
Brandy Maple Milk Punch
- 2 ounces brandy
- 4 ounces cream
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla syrup
- dash cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Place cream, brandy, maple syrup and vanilla extract in cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake, shake shake, then shake a bit more to make the cream fluffy.
Pour into a stemmed glass.
Top with cinnamon or fresh grated nutmeg.
In case you missed the introduction, there is a Boozy Advent series going on here, written by Johnna’s Favorite Fella John. He’s sharing a cocktail each day, inspired by the Boozy Advent Tree purchased from Annie’s Barn. Follow along each day through Christmas for a new cocktail recipe each day!
Day 1: Bourbon Nog
Day 2: Kahlua Ginger Fizz
Day 3: Bourbon Cider
Day 4: Tequila Manhattan
Day 5: Cinnamon Roll Cocktail
Day 6: Painkiller Cocktail
Day 7: Scotch and Soda
Day 8: Santa Shot
Day 9: Bourbon Apple Cocktail
Day 10: White Russian
Day 11: Runaway Lime
Shirley @ gluten free easily says
Adding brandy to my liquor store list! I remember how intrigued I was when Johnna first shared her dairy-free version. But then I forgot to give her recipe a try. Adding this drink to my Christmas plans. Thanks, John!
You’re most welcome. Enjoy!