Friday, December 4, 2009

sipping slowly

My husband is so sweet. I mean seriously sweet and I sure love him. He brought home some sparkling cider and filled me up a champagne glass. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. I had just been drooling over a recipe for Milk Punch in my book, Southern Cocktails. Mmm… yummy like ice cream, but with a whole lotta bourbon to warm you up. I served it at a party in momma's crystal punch bowl and it was a huge hit. Well, this is nothing like sparkling cider, but since I won't be turning back the bourbon bottle any time soon - sparkling cider will have to do. Actually, it's not half bad and I'm just pretending it's bubbly.


So I am sipping away before we head out on a date. We're going by a gallery opening down the street and then somewhere fun for dinner. This is our night out because Hubs has exams next week and will be holed up, studying away the next few days. That's all I've got for now, but hopefully I'll have some pics to share on Monday. I've decided we're going to take a photo of us somewhere in Gville for our Christmas card. Not sure how it's going to happen actually, since I want us both in the shot, but wish me luck!

milk punch
1 ½ ounces good bourbon or brandy
2 ounces half-and-half
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Drop of vanilla extract
Ice cubes
garnish : grated nutmeg

Combine the bourbon, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake thoroughly until the mixture is cold and frothy. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with a grating of nutmeg. sip slowly


  1. Oh my gosh, I was just thinking about hosting a girls party over the holidays and wanted to serve milk punch. Thanks for the recipe, but how do you make it for a large group? Plus now I have the perfect beverage, sparkling apple cider, for the non alcohol drinkers. Yea, Mom PS bring that cocktail book home so I can peruse the recipes.

  2. bonnie, these stories and thoughts and ideas and updates are so so neat and special. i love your blog! you really are an old soul with a modern chic flair and fabulous sense of style. love you- hope the new year is so good to you and trevor, and the little one!! :)