Thursday, February 28, 2013
Cocktail Wednesdays: Aztec Milk Punch
I got a bit of a late start on tonight's drink, so rather than the drink I intended to make, which requires cooking up a batter, I chose to try to find another drink to use the chocolate bitters in. With slim pickings in what I could find off the bat, I decided to make a twist another drink we did in the past, Milk Punch. We're still deep in the grips of winter, though it has topped freezing frequently of late. Yesterday, we had extra-heavy snowfall, and though it was not the storm they anticipated, it did set the scene for more wintery drinks.
Aztec Milk Punch
1 oz Brandy
1/2 oz Spiced Dark Rum
1/2 tbsp Sugar
4 dashes Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters
4 oz Whole Milk
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass filled with shaved or crushed ice
Garnish with a ground cinnamon.
The verdict: a traditional wintery drink in the eggnogg flavor family without the eggs, and therefor lighter. A little bit of chocolate, but not much. Nothing particularly outstanding, but not bad either, and quick and easy to make.