Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Frocktails: Winter White

Apparently, milk and bourbon go together like white and wintertime. I decided to make a milk punch this month, combining recipes from Smitten Kitchen and a cute book of cocktails called Porch Parties. Milk punch is over-the-top creamy, rich, comforting, all I want in a holiday drink. It's like eggnog minus the egg ... and with extra nog. And anytime I get to grate nutmeg, my life is better for it.

I came across this cream dress in silk chiffon and thought it was perfect for a winter white look. It has a sweet charm about it and a sassy slit in the back, but it's simple enough so that you can layer. I paired it with a sparkly, gold jacket and a vintage brooch, and there you have a holiday party uniform.

Holiday Milk Punch

2 cups milk
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup brandy or bourbon
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish

In a bowl, whisk together milk, half-and-half, alcohol, sifted powdered sugar and vanilla. Serve over crushed ice or freeze for three to four hours until slushy. Top with freshly grated nutmeg. Makes four large servings.

BHDLN dress found here, Anthropologie foil jacket found here, and a similar brooch found here. Frocktails is a monthly feature for fashion and libation inspiration. See past pairings.


  1. That just looks so wintery and good! I will have to make it...

  2. Love that winter white dress! Perfect for Christmas parties.

  3. Everything about this is perfect.

  4. I will try any great christmas cocktail as long as there isn't an egg in it. hehe. This sounds delicious and that dres looks gorgeous! =)

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  5. that sounds delicious! and i love the details of this outfit, gold nails and jacket are perfect

  6. um, yes yes yes. i love everything about this. but especially that magically metallic jacket. and of course the bourbon deliciously. also, i recognize that brooch :)

  7. that sounds so interesting! love it!

  8. LOVE everything about this post! LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  9. oh god, milk punch is awesome. and very dangerous, ha!

  10. That jacket is so gorgeous! It looks great with the dress.

  11. I love it! The jacket is stunning along with the dress!

  12. I love Smitten Kitchen! I just made her cranberry upside down cake and it was amazing!

  13. I love this drink thank you so much I had to pass this on to little sister.



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