Louisiana’s Best Holiday Cocktails

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Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Milk Punch

Nestled inside the towering L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles is Jack Daniel’s Bar & Grill, which offers one of our favorite holiday libations. In place of the omnipresent rum or brandy, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Milk Punch features its famous whiskey namesake, in addition to traditional ingredients like half-and-half, simple syrup, and nutmeg.

Those in the know line up on Sunday mornings during brunch service for a taste of this wildly popular cheery libation. Try it alongside Chef Lyle Broussard’s Andouille and Crawfish Benedict for a festive meal.

In the northwest corner of the state sits Shreveport’s Wine Country Bistro, where the restaurant’s passion for bourbon shines in its Bourbon Milk Punch.

A clove-based simple syrup forms the rich and sensuous backdrop to this punch, but the true star of this decadent drink is the farm-fresh milk delivered by local Flowing Hills Dairy.

Judd Smith, Beverage Director for Cadre Hospitality, says, “It’s really a nice rich milk, that old-school type that has the cream on the top when you open it. You’ve got to have great ingredients to have great anything.”

And great ingredients star in all of the Wine Country Bistro offerings, with Southern classics like Low Country Shrimp and Grits and Buttermilk Waffles dominating the brunch menu. Stop in before hitting Shreveport holiday happenings like Christmas in Roseland or Benton’s Christmas on the Square.

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