Friday, March 9, 2012

Thinking of Drinking: Brandy Milk Punch

I recently checked out America Eats Tavern's monthly cocktail class featuring brandy.  The class was conducted by Lead Bartender, Owen Thomson.  During the class, we took an historical look at the way we drink.  Brandy is one of the older distilled spirits and one of the most heavily regulated products in the world.  The word brandy actually comes from the Dutch word for burnt wine.      

We started the class by making milk punch 2 ways.  Both were finished with nutmeg.

Brandy Milk Punch

1 shot Clear Creek Brandy
1 ounce milk
.75 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes vanilla extract
Garnish:  grated nutmeg

Shake and strain into a snifter.  

Find out more about brandy and Franklin's Milk Punch recipe next week on Thinking of Drinking.  The class was super fun!

If you'd like to attend a future cocktail class at America Eats Tavern:

Tickets are $50 per person and include three cocktails and a few signature menu items. Purchase a three class package for $125 or a five class package for $200 per person. 

Upcoming Class Schedule:

April 7th - Rum
May 5th - Whiskey
June 2nd - Gin

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