serves 8

We make this frosty deliciousness by the pitcherful, letting it get nice and icy in the freezer just before serving it.

1 quart whole milk

1 cup half-and-half

1½ cups bourbon, whiskey, or brandy

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Ground nutmeg

Put the milk, half-and-half, booze, sugar, and vanilla extract into a pitcher and stir well. Put the pitcher into the freezer and chill the milk punch until it is quite slushy, 3–4 hours. Stir well and serve in pretty chilled glasses, garnished with a dash of nutmeg.