hot bull’s milk

As we head into the cooler months, those warm winter drinks start to sound better and better. There’s the classics like hot chocolate and tea and coffee, but those start to get a little old after a while (though I’m going to take Abra’s suggestion and add cinnamon to my coffee today). When we were first married, we spent a lot of time (and money) figuring out which cocktails we liked. One of my favorite was a very simple “Bull’s Milk” which invovles milk, ice, brandy, simple syrup, and some nutmeg and/or cinnamon sprinkled on top. In the wintertime, I love to make it hot. Here’s the general recipe:

1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 shot of brandy (less or more to taste)
a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon

Heat the milk and sugar in a pan till quite warm. When you put the brandy in depends on how ‘alcoholic’ you want the drink. I actually made this when I was pregnant and just made sure to cook off most of the alcohol, leaving the flavor though. Then sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon and enjoy! If you all have any fun winter drink recipes, I’d love to hear them.


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