It’s traditional to leave out milk and cookies for Santa Claus, but if Saint Nick stops at the Andaz West Hollywood this year, he’ll need a designated driver for his sleigh afterwards.
“This creamy blend, loaded with seasonal spices, is perfect for the holidays—not to mention, it goes over very well at large-scale bashes,” Sergio Campos, the hotel’s banquet and beverage manager, says of the popular Bourbon Milk & Cookies cocktail. “For a throwback dessert station, you can serve the bourbon milk in old-school glass milk bottles and the cookies in a vintage cookie jar.”
And whether it’s enjoyed while you’re wrapping those last-minute gifts or waiting to hear the sound of hooves on the roof overhead, Campos says this treat is definitely best as a late-night snack.
Bourbon Milk & Cookies
5 ounces whole milk
Dash of cinnamon
One vanilla bean
Sugar to taste
Dash of nutmeg
1 ounce bourbon
Preparation: Shake ingredients together, pour over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with cookies—classic chocolate chip is best.