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Brandy Milk Punch


This is one of the classic cocktails of New Orleans, seen on menus around town especially for brunch. At Commander's Palace, it works beautifully with the Pain Perdu, as a rich, creamy alternative to wine. -Lesley Jacobs

Brandy (General)
2 ounces brandy
1 ounce simple syrup
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
11 ounces milk
Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish
To prepare the cocktail: Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously.

To serve: Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a light dusting of freshly grated nutmeg. Serve Immediately. Makes 1 cocktail.