The Bakehouse Brunch: Classic Hurricane and Brandy Milk Punch
Let’s get down to the magical part of Brunch. The weekend loophole that has us cocktailing along with our coffee!
I’m so thrilled you’ve joined me in this Bakehouse Brunch endeavor. Today we’re taking two New Orleans classics: The Classic Hurricane and the Brandy Milk Punch and making them afternoon enjoyable. Fruity sweet and creamy decadent because we love options with our Brunch.
It’s been absolutely incredible to partner with KitchenAid to bring you this Brunch series and share my dream kitchen with you. They make products that have made my kitchen even that much more fun and functional! This, their 15” Automatic Ice Maker and Undercounter Refrigerator both make my little bar corner come to life! It’s really wonderful having this functioning entertaining space where people can gather and help themselves to drinks and cocktails while I’m in the kitchen baking away. It’s all about making people feel welcome, comfortable, and self-reliant in my space. Aka: come on in, make yourself at home, go get yourself a cocktail and come help me in the kitchen! It’s all just a dream.
I say all of this to say that KitchenAid products have elevated my joy in the kitchen AND I get to share that with you!
At the end of our 4-part series, KitchenAid is giving away a full suite of KitchenAid® major appliances!* It’s epic, and you can enter by participating in all 3 of the small appliance giveaways I’m hosting. See post #1 here and post #2 here.
Speaking of giveaways, here are the details for the third one: We’re giving away the two awesome KitchenAid® small appliances I used to create these cocktail recipes: the KitchenAid® Electric Kettle and the KitchenAid® Precision Press Coffee Maker. Two of my everyday kitchen staples! to enter this giveaway, share a photo on Instagram that shows your favorite Brunch cocktail recipe using #MadeWithKitchenAid and #JtBBakehouse. Don’t forget to tag @KitchenAidUSA and @joythebaker! The winner will get to add these incredible tools to their kitchen to help them continue to be inspired by KitchenAid every day.
We’ll start by filling two tall glasses with ice and adding a good dark or spiced rum.
I like the Old New Orleans Spied Rum for this cocktail!
Passionfruit syrup tops the ice and rum. You may not have passionfruit syrup on hand but it it’s a fun staple to keep on hand for times like these.
Fresh lemon juice to balance out the sweetness of the passionfruit juice.
Top with more ice, an orange wedge and maraschino cherry!
That’s it! Fresh, bold, and zippy, just like we do in New Orleans!
Next up we’re making one of my absolute favorites!
I had no idea how much I loved brandy and milk together before I moved to New Orleans.
Brandy Milk Punch is a Brunch staple here in Louisiana. A creamy mixture of milk, brandy, vanilla and spice. Rich and decadent but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m going to add a kick of strong coffee to the traditional Brandy Milk Punch to make it that much more Brunchy.
I start every morning by boiling a fresh pot of water in the KitchenAid® Electric Kettle and I love it because it reheats the water every so often as I putz around the house accomplishing morning tasks.
When I’m ready to make coffee, the water is hot and steady and it’s poured over coffee grounds in the KitchenAid® Precision Press Coffee Maker. This little gem has a built in scale and timer! It’s amazing.
Once the coffee is set to steep, I’ll pour brandy over a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Milk and cream are added.
Simply syrup for sweetness.
Coffee and vanilla extract.
The mixture is stirred until very very cold.
And strained into glasses.
Sprinkle generously with nutmeg and enjoy chilled!
Brunch is on the table and looking great!
I can’t wait to see all of your brunch creations.
Here are the recipes you’ll need for the major KitchenAid giveaway:
and these fine cocktails! #JtBBakehouse and #MadeWithKitchenAid on Instagram!
- 4 ounces dark rum
- 3 ounces passion fruit syrup
- 2 ounces fresh lemon juice
- orange slices and maraschino cherries, for garnish
- Fill two tall glasses with ice. Divide the rum between the two glasses, that's 2 ounces per glass. Divide the passionfruit syrup between the glasses, as well as the lemon juice. Use a long spoon to stir and combine. Top with a splash of grenadine syrup and garnish with an orange slice and maraschino cherry.
- 4 ounces whole milk
- 4 ounces half and half
- 3 ounces brandy
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 2 ounces strong coffee
- 2 splashes pure vanilla extract
- freshly grated nutmeg
- Fill a large cocktail shaker with ice. Add milk, half and half, brandy, simple syrup, coffee, and vanilla to the shaker. Use a tall spoon to stir the mixture until very cold. Strain between two glasses and sprinkle generously with fresh nutmeg. Enjoy chilled.