It’s National Milk Day today! What better day to celebrate our love for both milk (not really) and alcohol. Check out these delicious milk-based cocktails that will make you want to reconsider cocktails!

Milk has always been the drink that our mother forced us to drink so we get the right amount of nutrition and calcium that we all need. Most of us hated it and still do but there is a way that won’t make you hate it so much. Apart from adding it to your chai, making sweets out of it or including them in your daily delicacies, milk can also be added into cocktails. (Hallelujah!) While the assumption that drinking milk or something greasy coats the stomach and prevents the person from getting drunk is not true, this can be a great excuse for you to try out the various milk-based cocktails. If you have dealt with the week-long stress of work, appointments, and deadlines, you have the right to be treated well with these amazing cocktails mentioned below.

Check out these milk-based cocktails to treat yourself on the weekends:

1.White Russian Cocktail

Ingredients:
20ml gin⁠
15ml coffee liqueur⁠
50ml cream⁠

Directions:
Fill a rocks glass with ice – the larger the cubes, the better. Add all your ingredients and stir until combined.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Garnish with fresh cream and serve immediately.⁠ Serve this with a straw and allow the drinker to stir the ingredients as they like

2. Irish Whiskey Coffee

Ingredients:
sugar cubes
ounces brewed an espresso (Fresh)
ounces Irish whiskey (You may try Jameson)
ounces milk
hot cocoa mix (2 Tbsp., try Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Cocoa)
whipped cream

Directions:
Filling an Irish Coffee mug with hot water, let sit for 2 minutes, then discard the water. Add the whiskey and sugar to the glass, fill with the coffee, and stir.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Top with an inch of unsweetened lightly whipped cream.

3. Chai Tea Hot Toddy

Ingredients:
2 cups water
4 chai tea bags (or ½ cup loose-leaf chai tea)
1½ cups milk
¼ cup honey
¼ cup sugar
6 ounces rum
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Ground cinnamon, as needed for finishing

Directions:
In a medium pot, bring the water to a boil over medium heat. Remove the pot from the heat and add the tea bags (or the loose-leaf tea). Let the mixture steep for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove the tea bags or strain out the loose tea. Return the tea mixture to the pot and then stir in the milk, honey and sugar. Heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the rum and vanilla extract.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Divide the mixture among four mugs and garnish each with a pinch or two of cinnamon. Serve immediately.

4. Peppermint Mocha White Russian Martini

Ingredients:
Kahlua (parts Mocha, 3 oz)
vodka (part, 1.5 oz)
milk (parts, or cream, 3 oz)
peppermint extract
ice
candy melts
candy cane (Crushed)

Directions:
– Prepare your red candy melts by melting them in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Pour crushed candy cane onto a plate.
– Dip each martini glass into the candy melts, and then into the candy cane. Turn in both to ensure that the glass is coated well. Let sit, upside down, on parchment paper until the candy hardens.
– Add the ice, Mocha Kahlua, Vodka, cream, and just a bit of peppermint extract to a cocktail shaker or mixer. A little bit of peppermint extract goes a long way, and you can always add more if you need to, so make sure you don’t add too much.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Shake or mix the cocktail and pour into the candy cane rimmed martini glasses. Serve immediately.

Also Read: 5 Vodka Cocktails To Give You That Weekend Buzz

5. Eggnog Cocktail

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Ingredients:
4 Egg yolks
25ml Bourbon
25ml Rum
475ml Milk
240ml Cream
1tsp Nutmeg
100ml Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Essence

Directions:
First, strike the egg yolks in a bowl until they become lighter. Now add sugar slowly, whisking after each adding up. Keep whisking until it is fluffy. Now add the milk and a pinch of cinnamon, along with two whole cloves in a pan. Slowly add the mixture to the eggs until the eggs are well-tempered. Now put the whole mixture back in the pan, and mix with a wooden spoon. It still should not boil as this will make the milk curdle. Now add the cream. Strain into a bowl and let to cool. Now blend in vanilla, nutmeg, two tablespoons bourbon and two tablespoons rum.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Freeze it in the fridge and serve chilled and garnish it with some Nutmeg powder for that extra punch.

6. Bourbon Milk Punch Cocktail

Ingredients:
2 oz Bourbon
3 oz Whole milk
1 oz Simple syrup
2 dashes Vanilla extract

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice, and shake until chilled.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Strain into a rocks glass, and garnish with grated nutmeg.

7. Brandy Milk Punch Cocktail

Ingredients:
2 ounces brandy
1-ounce rum
1-ounce simple syrup
4 ounces milk
Garnish: nutmeg (ground)
Optional: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Optional: 1 egg white

Directions:
-Gather the ingredients.
-In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the brandy, rum, simple syrup, milk, and optional vanilla extract and egg white.
-Shake well (if you choose to add egg, shake until it hurts).
-Strain into an old-fashioned glass with or without crushed ice.

Garnishes Suggestions:
Dust with grated nutmeg for garnish. Serve and enjoy!

So, you are officially ready to host your own house party. Get your folks and make them some delicious cocktails! (And yes, don’t tell them about the milk, let them find out)