A holiday tradition in the Deep South, milk punch is a creamy cocktail spiked with bourbon, vanilla, and occasionally spices. I like mine frozen until slushy and braced with coffee. Chicory coffee, another Southern staple, is a natural choice here.

Ingredients
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups bourbon
  • 2 cups brewed coffee, preferably chicory coffee, cooled
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for serving
Preparation

Whisk together the milk, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, bourbon, coffee and nutmeg in a bowl.  Cover and freeze until slushy, about 3 hours.

Stir and serve in chilled glass mugs or tall glasses, topped with a grating of nutmeg.
 

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