Hot milk punch

hot milk punch // a thousand threads
It sounds harsh, but lately I’ve been feeling stiff and uninspired – paralyzed even.

It’s cold, the house is on the market, work is all maybes and what ifs, and every next step seems to be waiting for something else to get out of the way. Mostly I’m impatient. Which, I suppose, is a good feeling, since I know there are good things to come.

But my skin is dry and I can’t help itching for spring… waiting, for me, has never been the best part.

hot milk punch // a thousand threads
So, rather than allow the anxiety to take over, I’ve begun to seek out the warmth… getting back into a routine, going to yoga, forcing the calm… and hey, hot milk is supposed to be calming, right?

… and a little bourbon never hurt for creativity and cold.

hot milk punch // a thousand threadshot milk punch // a thousand threads
Hot milk punch

1 ounce bourbon
1 ounce dark rum
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
4 ounces milk (or more, to taste)
Fresh nutmeg, for garnish

Combine bourbon, rum, and sugar in a small rocks glass or mug. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour over alcohol. Grate nutmeg over glass and serve.

hot milk punch // a thousand threads


  1. Posted March 3, 2015 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    I feel a little sad that I’m only discovering your site and THIS recipe just now. On the bright (?) side, winter does not seem to want to let go, so I foresee many reasons to make this soon!

    • Laicie
      Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:50 am | Permalink

      Hey at least there’s a bright side! 😉 So glad you found your way here, I hope you love the punch!!

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