Brandy milk punch

I can’t say it’s the most appealing name and I’ve tended to avoid cocktails with milk ever since my parents casually mentioned they’ve gotten “into trouble” after consuming White Russians.  On the other hand, the nutmeg reminded me of a Painkiller from the Soggy Dollar Bar and I’ve had New Orleans on my mind recently after seeing the first few episodes of Treme.  I like how the bartender gets a little breathless after shaking his drink.

The Brandy Milk Punch

1 ½ ounces brandy
1 ounce simple syrup
½ bar spoon high quality vanilla extract
A couple ounces of Half-and-half
Cubed ice
Grated nutmeg

Pour brandy, simple syrup, vanilla extract and half-and-half into a pint glass. Add ice to a shaker and shake the concoction until well mixed and frothy. Add cubed ice to a rocks glass and, using a strainer, pour the mixture into it. Top with a bit of grated nutmeg.

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