Milk and Honey Cocktail

Perfect as a nightcap, the milk and honey cocktail is as easy as spiking your milk with Benedictine. This cocktail is so simple and so delicious that it should not be missed. Mix it up as a comforting drink at the end of a long day and you’ll instantly relax. It also makes a soothing winter drink for chilly nights.

The milk and honey cocktail recipe uses just those two ingredients, Benedictine and milk. The liqueur puts the “honey” in the drink because its signature flavor is the natural sweetener, which is accented by 27 herbs and spices.

While the cocktail is incredibly simple, it can be served in two different ways. either cold or warm, depending on your mood. Both offer an opportunity to enjoy the full flavor of Benedictine in an easy mixed drink.

Milk and Honey Cocktail

Milk and Honey Cocktail

  • Author: Maki Hojo
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 3 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Easy



  • 1 1/2 ounces Benedictine
  • 6 ounces milk (or enough to fill)
  • Garnish: orange slice
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick


  1. Pour Benedictine into a stemmed goblet or mug, add a few ice cubes, and top with cold milk. Stir well.
  2. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick. Serve and enjoy!


To serve the milk and honey warm, top the shot of Benedictine off with warm milk. Be sure to heat your milk slowly and ​gently (never letting it boil) while stirring constantly so it doesn’t curdle.

You can also dust the top of the drink with ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg if you prefer.

The milk and honey is a comforting drink and it’s not too strong, either. Whether you make it hot or cold, you can expect its alcohol content to be around 8 percent ABV (16 proof); the ice will dilute that just a little bit in the chilled version. That places this cocktail right between beer and wine.

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About Maki Hojo

Maki Hojo is a student at the University of Michigan. A foodie since birth, she enjoys cooking, eating, photographing, reading about, and playing with any and all types of food. Her idolization of culinary delights is complemented by her active spirit - she enjoys running, swimming, barre classes, and even spontaneous bursts of interpretative dance if the mood strikes her.

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