Bourbon Milk Punch

This slushy delight makes a sweet alternative to eggnog during the holidays, though it’s delicious in warmer weather, too.

  • Serves


  • Prep

    1 hour 15 minutes


By SAVEUR Editors

Updated on December 8, 2023

Every Christmas Eve, Bill and Rebecca McGeehee of Natchez, Mississippi, drive all over town, delivering ice-cold jugs of this creamy, bourbon-spiked slush to their friends and neighbors. The eggnog alternative makes for a wonderful holiday gift, but it can also hold its own all year long.


  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1½ cups bourbon
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • Freshly grated nutmeg, for serving


Step 1

In a large glass pitcher, stir together the milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar, and vanilla. Transfer to the freezer to chill until the mixture turns slushy, about 1 hour. Pour into chilled julep cups and garnish with the nutmeg.

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