Milk punch, hold the milk?

Dairy-free milk punch possibilities are actually endless. Think almond, soy, coconut and oat milk.

“I’m a dairy-free person so I’ve never thought about trying milk punch in my life!” exclaims Jiwon Hwang aka “G,” a New Orleans illustration artist and cocktail tasting queen at Milk Punch.

In a “Holiday Cocktails with Melissa & G” segment on IGTV, Melissa treats G to her first taste of milk punch—a dairy-free variation made with dark chocolate almond milk.

Here, we split the base the spirit, using both bourbon and aged dark rum. Sans simple syrup, the flavors come together with maple syrup as the sweetener and the traditional nutmeg garnish gives the spicy aromas of its creamy counterpart.