4 oz High Lawn Farms Jersey Cow Whole Milk
1 1/2 oz Old Monk Rum
1/2 oz Cinnamon Syrup
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Top with ice cubes and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.
For Loyal Nine's upcoming brunch, I was tasked to develop some brunch drinks. While I wanted to do a Ramos Gin Fizz variation, I know how busy brunch can get and how long those drinks take to make (besides clean up afterwards). Instead, I began to hone in on the dairy aspect and considered the milk punch. No, not the Mary Rocket clarified ones, but the 1862 Jerry Thomas ones that more resemble White Russians and have a long history of New Orleans brunch drinks especially at Brennan's Restaurant. For a name, I turned to a nearby Colonial era river that provided transport between commercial sites and made up the boundary of Cambridge and Somerville before it was mostly filled in with landfill. Perhaps it is also a tribute to our neighbors across the street in the Millers River Apartments who provide local color to our windows' view.
The euphemisms are getting a bit stale, suffice to say: four people in Boston -- two of whom are much more prolific writers than the other two (including the originator of this blog, who has no excuse apart from laziness) -- who drink and tell.
boston cocktail books!
The 2017 collection of 855 drink recipes, bartender tributes, and essays on hospitality from Frederic Yarm, one of the authors of the Cocktail Virgin Slut blog. Available at Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!
The 2012 collection of 505 drink recipes, techniques, and Boston bar recommendations from Frederic Yarm. Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and The Boston Shaker (on their shelves and via their webstore)!