Irish Whiskey Milk Punch Cocktail (Scáiltín) St. Patrick’s Day Drink!

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This Irish Whiskey Milk Punch is a deliciously creamy cocktail to enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day. Known as scáiltín in Ireland, it is an old Irish recipe that people enjoy as a hot toddy or over ice.

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Irish Whiskey Milk Punch - two glasses of the creamy colored cocktail with a bottle of Jameson, and a cocktail shaker in the background.

Irish Whiskey Milk Punch

This creamy cocktail is another great one to make to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (along with my Luck of the Irish Cocktail)!

You can serve it either hot or cold. The ingredients are warmed through in a saucepan on the stovetop.

Serve hot in Irish Coffee glasses and drink it warm with some grated nutmeg on top – perfect for cold nights and when you need a pick me up.

Alternatively, fill a glass with ice and pour the warmed drink over the top and sip like a glass of Bailey’s at Christmas!

If you enjoy eggnog, then this is very similar and tastes so good!

Scáiltín Cocktail Ingredients

The clue to some of the ingredients is in the name of the drink:

Jameson is produced from a blend of grain whiskey and single pot still whiskey, which uses a mixture of malted and unmalted or “green” Irish barley, all sourced from within a fifty-mile radius around the distillery in Cork. The barley is dried in a closed kiln fired by natural gas (formerly anthracite coal). This is in contrast to the traditional method used in some Scotch whisky distilleries, which fire the kiln with peat, adding a distinctive peat flavour.

Jameson Irish Whiskey Milk Punch

Make It A Meal!

The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!

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Irish Whiskey Milk Punch

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This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

Irish Whiskey Milk Cocktail

Irish Whiskey Milk Cocktail

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Irish Whiskey Milk Punch is a deliciously creamy cocktail to enjoy for St. Patrick's Day.


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • ½ cup Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 2 Tbsp runny honey
  • ⅛ tsp ginger ground
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon ground
  • Whole nutmeg, grated, for garnish - optional
  • Fresh mint, for garnish - optional


  1. Pour milk, whiskey, and Bailey's into a small saucepan.
  2. Stir in the honey, ginger, and cinnamon.
  3. Heat slowly over low heat to combine. Whiskin continuously.
  4. Can be served warm - grate some nutmeg for garnish.
  5. Can be served cold - pour over ice and garnish with a mint leaf and grated nutmeg too if you wish.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 4g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes.

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