Monday, December 24, 2012


A popular holiday drink in the days of Delphine Lalaurie (and still readily available in New Orleans)

Here's how to make your own:

Put three ice cubes in a cocktail shaker.  Add 1 ½ oz. of brandy, 4 oz. of milk, a dash of vanilla and 2 teaspoons of simple sugar. (You can make your own simple sugar by boiling equal amounts of sugar and water and letting it cool, or you can skip the simple sugar and substitute 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar).

Shake hard for 30 seconds, pour and add a bit of nutmeg.
Enjoy the holiday spirits.

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