5 Must-Try Milk Punches in Houston

The creamy Southern cocktail isn't just for brunch
February 3, 2015
by Marcy de Luna

Though it's a common brunch drink in New Orleans, you don't have to wait for a midday meal to sip milk punch in Houston. Check out five spots where you can find amazing renditions of the creamy cocktail.

Arnaldo Richards' Picos

This Mexican spot serves up a cool play on the centuries-old drink. The Ponche de Leche (pictured above, $11) is a mix of horchata, cinnamon whiskey, agave and whipped cream. Sprinkles of freshly grated cinnamon add the finishing touch.

Lillo and Ella

In keeping with its Pan-Asian repertoire, the casual Shady Acres restaurant infuses its milk punch ($7) with Chinese five-spice mix, Japanese whiskey, absinthe and half-and-half.


The cold Cider and Milk Punch ($9) is a hot item at the Washington Avenue cocktail bar. A rich and savory punch made from rye whiskey and milk is brightened up with an unexpected apple cider twist.

Cider and Milk Punch at Julep

Brennan's of Houston

It's no secret the off-the-menu Brandy Milk Punch ($9) is a can't-miss drink at the upscale Midtown staple, which came to Houston by way of NOLA. The always-available sipper is a tasty blend of brandy, vanilla, whole milk and a garnish of freshly grated nutmeg.


The list of expertly crafted cocktails at the Montrose-area bar includes a Milk Punch ($10) that combines bourbon, cognac, whole milk and turbinado (brown sugar) syrup.

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