Low carb, hot bourbon milk punch recipe is a warm cup of comfort on a chilly day! This classic Southern cocktail is deceptively sweet and milky with a kick from both rum and bourbon. Just 1 carb per serving – it’s the perfect way to visit New Orleans vicariously!
For this recipe you’ll need – heavy cream, half & half, unsweetened cashew milk, sugar free vanilla syrup (I used Torani) bourbon, white or spiced rum, sweetener of choice, ground ginger, freshly grated nutmeg
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I have a shocking confession to make. Although I have been to such faraway places as France and Belize I have never ever been to New Orleans, which is just 8 hours or so away from Dallas. It’s kinda crazy, too – because it’s one place that I’ve always wanted to go.
But not during Mardi Gras.
I have a deep seated fear of large crowds – something that makes everything from the State Fair to Christmas shopping at the mall somewhat of a grueling activity for me and something I avoid. So, no Mardi Gras for this girl.
Still, I love history and old architecture AND good food so I think that a visit is probably in order soon. In the meantime I will just keep visiting through the flavors of the city – things like Dirty Rice and this Bourbon Milk Punch!
This slightly sweet, vanilla infused cocktail can be served warm or cold – but I prefer the warm version. It’s just the right accompaniment to a blustery autumn evening, a crackling fire, and a good book.
Tips for Making a Bourbon Milk Punch
This is an easy cocktail to make – very straight forward. It’s sure to become one of your favorites!
- Do not boil the liquid ingredients keep the just under a boil- just until bubbles form around the edge.
- Use white rum or spiced rum – either is delicious!
- Try sugar free salted caramel syrup instead of the vanilla.
- Add a dollop of sugar free whipped cream.
- You can shake the ingredients in a shaker instead of blender but be careful – they’re hot!
- Use whole nutmeg and grate it over the top of the drink.
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Hot Bourbon Milk Punch Cocktail Recipe
You’ll love the sweet, smooth flavor of this New Orleans classic cocktail recipe! If you’re looking for a fruity cocktail try the Southern Belle!
Hot Bourbon Milk Punch - Low Carb
- 2 ounces heavy cream
- 2 ounces half-and-half
- 2 ounces water or unsweetened cashew milk
- 1 tablespoon sugar free vanilla syrup
- Sweetener to taste
- Pinch of ginger
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 2 ounces bourbon
- 1/2 ounce white rum
- Blend everything except the bourbon and rum in a coffee cup.
- Heat in the microwave until hot - just under a boil.
- Add to a blender with the bourbon and rum.
- Blend for a few seconds.
- Pour into a mug and top with a little extra nutmeg.
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Click on the image to see the recipe. From left to right (all low carb): Caribbean Rum Punch, Vanilla Old Fashioned, Dirty Shirley