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Drink of the Week

Ramos Milk Punch

1 bottle of Gin (750ml)
200ml Fresh lemon juice
175ml Fresh Lime juice
375ml Simple Syrup
150ml Heavy Cream
1/2 oz Orange Blossom Water
1 tsp Vanilla extract
500ml Soda Water

Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Serve in a punch bowl over a large Ice Cube, and ladle in to punch cups.

When sitting out in the gorgeous Spring sunshine yesterday with friends and family, I asked my boyfriend (known in the alcohol World as FutureGreg) if he could make drinks for everyone.  Having just booked our tickets to Tales of the Cocktail in Louisiana, we decided he should make a ‘New Orleans’ style drink, and The Ramos Gin Fizz was suggested.  Seeing as there was a larger group of people over for Easter/Passover celebrations, he decided to make a punch bowl instead.

The Milk Punch he created was deliciously creamy and extremely refreshing, it had an ice cream soda/creamsicle flavor to it and was sweet but balanced. It is almost identical (minus the egg white) to the Ramos Gin Fizz recipe, which dates back to 1888 when Henry C. Ramos created the drink (originally referred to as the ‘New Orleans Fizz’) at Imperial Cabinet Saloon, NOLA.  They both have a very similar taste however the lack of egg white in the Milk Punch makes it lighter in consistency and I think slightly easier to drink.

The above recipe is a great option for parties, as the quantity serves approximately 10 people.  If you have an event coming up, this is a pretty easy punch to create and a great option for summer. Enjoy!

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Drink of the Week

Brandy Alexander

1oz Brandy
1oz Crème de cacao 
1oz Cream (Heavy cream)

Garnish: Grated nutmeg on top

Shake in ice and strain in to a Cocktail glass

 

This coming week-end is Easter Sunday so I thought it would be fun to put up a chocolate inspired drink.  This is a delicious dessert drink that tastes creamy, strong and yes, chocolatey. The nutmeg garnish is optional, but gives a nice aroma.

The Brandy Alexander is a variation of an earlier drink called simply ‘Alexander’, the difference being Gin instead of Brandy.   Both versions are classics that date back to the early 20th Century and are a great alternative to offer someone who would usually order a ‘Chocolate Martini’.

The recipe calls for Creme de Cacao, which for those of you who haven’t had it, is a chocolate flavored liqueur.  Marie Brizard Creme de Cocoa Brown is the one I would personally recommend, and using a premium Brandy will help this drink tastes its best too.

Don’t wait on the Easter bunny if you want to indulge in some chocolatey goodness this week-end, instead go order yourself this yummy after dinner drink or use the recipe above to make it at home.

Happy Easter and Passover everyone!

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