T’was the Cocktail Series Before Christmas: Night 2 of 12 – Bonnie’s Holiday Milk Punch

The second night in our Christmas cocktail series feels like a good time for a good old-fashioned holiday punch recipe. This one is best made ahead of time, so we’re sharing it early on, rather than send you scrambling at the eleventh hour for ingredients or a couple more hours to insert into your day. Spiked with a fig- and orange-infused version of the Irish moonshine known as poitín, and Caribbean rum liqueur, it’s a grown-up sip that’s worth taking the time to do right.

Bonnie’s Holiday Milk Punch (batched)
  • 1.5L Fig/Orange infused Mad March Hare Irish Poitín
  • 1L allspice Dram
  • 0.5L The Bitter Truth Golden Falernum
  • 0.5L orange juice
  • 0.25L lemon juice
  • 0.75L water
  • 1L half & half
  1. Combine fig/orange whiskey, allspice dram, falernum, juices and water in a large Cambro.
  2. Heat half & half until boiling and then SLOWLY pour over punch (should curdle).
  3. Leave in walk-in or cooler overnight
  4. Strain over the next three days until clear (use multiple strainers)
  5. Bottle and serve cold in a punch cup
Garnish: clove studded orange wedge 
*Keep refrigerated
If you haven’t checked out last night’s recipe, you can do so here.
[Image: Natasha Moustache]