Milk Punch

The ancient Milk Punch – harkening back to at least the eighteenth century – is one of those drinks we wanted to love, but just couldn’t make it work.

We tried plenty of recipes, but each one had some flaw – too much milk, too sweet, too boring, or used odd ingredients like vanilla extract or (heaven forbid) ice cream.

So when we saw yet another Milk Punch recipe in the pages of PDT’s cocktail book, we approached it with a mix of hope and suspicion. Could they really take that old dog and teach it a new trick?

Of course they could! The PDT Milk Punch is what it should have been all along – rich, flavorful, and just strong enough to make it worth the effort. They pull back on the milk, and add dark rum to punch up the original’s brandy or cognac.

We often include nutmeg as an optional garnish, but here we feel it’s a necessary ingredient; without it, the drink lacks a certain magic. Ground nutmeg will do in a pinch, but fresh grated nutmeg is ideal.



Shake all ingredients (except the nutmeg) with ice, quite vigorously so you get a good froth going. Strain into a short glass filled with ice cubes (or just one huge ice sphere) and grate fresh nutmeg over the drink.

An awesome cocktail app with curated recipes

I'm shocked that there are no reviews listed for this app. I found it on reddit's cocktails forum. The drink list in this app is much shorter than in many of the other apps I've seen, but the quality and reliability of the recipes is much much higher. These are more like the drinks you would get at a good mixology bar instead of the drink equivalent of your aunt's jello fruit mold that people just "love." I much prefer a list of cocktails that are reliable, good and repeatable than a huge pile of garbage recipes. This app is great and delivers great, reliable cocktails.
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