Binny's Home Bartender: Brandy Milk Punch
The classic New Orleans cocktail, the Brandy Milk Punch tends to get pushed behind other iconic Mardi Gras drinks. With over 300 options of brandies, you have a lot of options. You'll see this traditional mid-day treat on almost every brunch menu in New Orleans. Warning: If you mix up one of these, exercise caution and take the rest of the day off.
Brandy Milk Punch
- 2 oz VS Cognac
- 1 cup whole milk
- Dash of vanilla extract
- Top off with nutmeg
Combine the brandy, milk and vanilla extract with 3 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake until frothy. Strain into an old fashioned glass with ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.
Binny's Home Bartender: Death in the Afternoon
Don't be frightened by the name. Esteemed American author, Ernest Hemingway invented this cocktail and named it after his 1935 novel, Death in the Afternoon. It's definitely a powerful drink, but you will love it. Mardi Gras goers substitute mimosas for this iconic cocktail.Learn more
Confessions of a Mixologist: New Orleans Sazerac
This Mardi Gras favorite is one of America's first cocktail gems. Many party goers have enjoyed the Sazerac since the early 1800's. Whether you pour rye whiskey or cognac, you can't go wrong.Learn more
Binny's Home Bartender: Vieux Carré
Thirsty for a New Orleans classic? How about one that’s named in honor of the French Quarter – the Vieux Carré. You can think of it as an “improved Manhattan”.Learn more