Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Hot Milk Punch

1 table-spoon sugar

Ingredient: sugar

What it is:  Additive
Many 19th century recipes specifically called for white sugar, which is more refined and preferred over browner sugars. But modern white sugar is probably too refined, making raw cane sugar the best, easily available choice.

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1/4 wine-glass St. Croix rum

Ingredient: St. Croix rum

Also Known As:  Santa Cruz rum, Virgin Island rum What it is:  Rum
Rum produced in Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Typically light rums with a sharp flavor.

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3/4 wine-glass brandy

Ingredient: brandy

What it is:  Brandy
Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn—"burnt wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine, the wine having first been produced by fermenting grapes. Brandy generally contains 35%–60% alcohol by volume and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. While some brandies are aged in wooden casks, most are colored with caramel coloring to imitate the effect of such aging.

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if desired use Jamaica rum instead of brandy
1 large bar glass milk

Ingredient: milk

What it is:  Additive
Opaque white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals.

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fill the glass with boiling hot milk
(Use a large bar glass.)

Stir up well with a spoon, grate a little nutmeg over it and serve.

In mixing this drink you must never use the shaker; if hot milk is not handy, use a tea-spoonful of condensed milk, and fill the balance with hot water; this will answer in place of hot milk.