Milk punch is a traditional Mardi Gras drink made with milk and liquor. Make this EASY twist on the original Bourbon Milk Punch Recipe with only two ingredients and celebrate like you’re in New Orleans!
By definition Mardi Gras is the day before the start of Lent (Fat Tuesday!), but is actually a whole season celebrated as Carnival around the world in the weeks leading up to Lent. In the United States, it’s most closely associated with the celebrations in New Orleans! One of my favorite parts about Mardi Gras are the traditional recipes – and I’ve even made my own version of homemade King Cake to celebrate at home. Just like the hurricane cocktail, Milk Punch is a drink recipe rich in New Orleans tradition and is one cocktail you’ll be sure to find during Mardi Gras (and at Sunday brunch!)
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Milk Punch Cocktail
Milk Punch is a milk based cocktail was traditionally made with cognac, sugar and vanilla, but as it became popular in the United States, it commonly included bourbon or brandy. I prefer the bourbon version, because I love bourbon! (Try my recipes for Peach Bourbon Cobbler and Mint Julep Lemonade, among other recipes including bourbon.)
My easy version of Milk Punch is SO easy, there’s only two ingredients! You don’t even need to use a cocktail shaker, but you can. The secret to my EASY Bourbon Milk Punch recipe is a little twist on the bourbon: Jackson Morgan Southern Cream! It’s one of my favorite drinks and the Brown Sugar and Cinnamon flavor is PERFECT for making milk punch!
If you’re not familiar with Jackson Morgan from my Boozy S’mores Milkshake or Orange Dreamsicle Alcoholic Popsicles, it’s a liqueur made with Tennessee Whiskey (which is really similar to, but not bourbon – I know!) and cream. It’s so perfectly suited for a milk punch recipe that I couldn’t resist using it.
Easy Recipe for Milk Punch
Click to print the recipe – or just mix the two ingredients (haha!) – you really can’t go wrong!
Easy Bourbon Milk Punch
- 1 part Jackson Morgan Southern Cream, Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
- 2 parts whole milk
- nutmeg (for garnish)
- cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
- Fill a whiskey glass most of the way with crushed ice.
- Pour in milk to fill 2/3 of the glass.
- Top off with 1/3 Jackson Morgan Southern Cream. Stir to combine.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!