Mardi Gras Bourbon Milk Punch


Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday, is one of those Holidays that I didn't really learn to appreciate and celebrate until I was older... aka once I was 21.


I went to New Orleans for the first time a few months ago with my Dad and we had an absolute blast! I had always heard about how fun of a city it was, but seeing it myself was an entirely new experience.


That's why, when Seri suggested that we celebrate Mardi Gras at LMP, I was so excited to mix up something delicious.  Unfortunately, I was sick yesterday and had to stay home, so Seri took the reins and made and took photos of this Milk Punch for me to show you guys.

Here's what you need: -1 oz. bourbon -1 oz. dark rum -1 tsp. sugar -2 dashes vanilla extract -5 oz. whole milk -nutmeg -ice


Here's what you do: 1) Add ice to fill each cocktail glass. 2) Over ice, combine bourbon, dark rum, sugar, vanilla extract and milk in each cocktail glass.  Stir gently to combine ingredients.


3) Sprinkle nutmeg on top of each glass for garnish.


You can serve this cocktail with traditional King Cakes for a Mardi Gras brunch.  Deck yourselves out with some purple, gold and green, and enjoy!


Until next week!

Recipe adapted from Serious Eats.