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Glass of Milk Punch cocktail

Milk Punch Recipe

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  • Author: Ben Myhre
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Shake
  • Cuisine: American


This Milk Punch is luxurious, creamy, and a taste of history. If you like trying classic cocktails, this is a great Fall or Winter cocktail to try and it is straight from the illustrious Professor Jerry Thomas.


  • 2 teaspoons fine white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 ounces cognac
  • 1 ounce of Santa Cruz Rum
  • 4 ounces milk
  • nutmeg, to top


  1. Fill 16 Ounce glass half full of ice
  2. Add sugar, water, cognac, rum, and milk, and additional ice to shaker.
  3. Cover and vigorously shake for fifteen seconds
  4. Strain contents of shaker into glass
  5. Grate nutmeg on top and serve


  • I prefer to use whole milk, but any milk works great.
  • I use some ice for the shaker and also some ice in the glass.