Milk Punch

Adapted from Good Together: Drink & Feast with Mr. Lyan & Friends by Ryan Chetiyawardana

This elegant, bright punch has just enough structure and body to stand up to a month of aging in glass. The deep sweetness of the homemade Mango “Milk” will carry through and lend a solid base for the botanicals in the gin, which is infused with wormwood and green apple, to shine.

Ingredients

Yield: 1 28-ounce bottle

  • 4 ounces fino sherry
  • 9 ounces infused gin (see Editor's Note)
  • 14 ounces Mango "Milk" (see Editor's Note)

Garnish: mango, sprig of mint

Directions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bottle.
  2. Label it and let age for one month in glass.
  3. To serve, chill and pour the cocktail into a rocks glass over a large ice cube.
  4. Garnish with a slice of mango and a sprig of mint.
Editor's Note

Infused Gin:
1 1/2 cups gin
1/4 teaspoons dried wormwood
Peel of one green apple
Tablespoon dried mango, diced
Tablespoon toasted pine nuts

Add all ingredients to a jug and leave to infuse for 5 minutes before passing through a coffee filter paper.

Mango "Milk":
4 1/3 cups mango juice
13 ounces condensed milk
1 tablespoon citric acid
Peel of one lemon
Peel of one grapefruit
1/2 cup water

Add all ingredients to a microwave-safe jug and heat for 6 minutes. Pour through coffee filter paper to produce a mostly clear liquid.

FROM AROUND THE WEB