Brandy Milk Punch Recipe

Glass of brandy milk punch topped with grated nutmeg.

Brandy Milk Punch cocktail with freshly grated nutmeg

A Christmas morning tradition—these drinks are perfect for brunch or dessert. They can be mixed without ice in advance and chilled until ready to serve, so no need for a holiday bartender. For a nonalcoholic milk punch that all ages can enjoy, simply omit the brandy in the recipe. “My daughter has always loved her own version of milk punch. These are delicious and just as festive as the original,” Amanda Smith Fowler says. In her house, they call this drink the Feeney Fowler, named after her daughter.


    • 2 parts whole milk
    • 2 parts heavy cream
    • 1-2 parts brandy
    • 1-2 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • Splash of vanilla extract
    • Freshly grated nutmeg (for serving)


In a small pitcher filled with ice, mix together whole milk, heavy cream, brandy, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir well. Pour into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with nutmeg.

Recipe by Amanda Smith Fowler

Photography by Brent Hofaker