Vintage Cocktail Friday – Boston Milk Punch, 1940

Posted on Jan 17 2014 - 4:10am by RetroRuth

Are you ready for a Friday cocktail? Because Tom is ready to drink some Boston Milk Punch!


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Boston Milk Punch
  • Nutmeg
  • ½ spoon sugar
  • ½ jigger of Golden Wedding
  • ½ Bacardi Gold or Amber Label Rum
  1. Grate nutmeg in glass, mix and fill with milk. Shake well.



I hope this is going to be good. Otherwise Tom might need that Pepsin Toddy.


This is what happens when you want to have a cocktail, but your teething baby wants to be held.



“Is it good?”


The Verdict: Delicious

From The Tasting Notes:

Very good and creamy without being heavy. Interesting usage of milk rather then cream, but I think it works. It’s a good winter drink, and the two liquors blend well together with the nutmeg.

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6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Lassie January 17, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    Baby! <3 what is Golden Wedding, though?

    • Lassie January 17, 2014 at 11:09 am - Reply

      googled! A kind of bourbon. well, sounds good, a little like eggnog-lite.

      • RetroRuth January 19, 2014 at 9:14 am - Reply

        Thanks, Lassie! That is what we thought. 🙂

  2. Miss Ginger Grant February 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    OMG! Your baby is adorable and looks JUST LIKE your husband!

  3. Bridget from Refined Vintage February 6, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    What a fun blog! I just stumbled upon you and I am looking forward to trying this vintage cocktail, in the appropriate vintage cocktail glass of course! This recipie seems like a good starting point to experiment with variations too.

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