Welcome to the Share our Holiday Table event!  Along with dozens of other bloggers, ThreeManyCooks is delighted to invite you over for a virtual progressive dinner.

I believe you’re here for a drink, yes?

I love Christmas for many reasons, but mainly because it’s that time of year where we get to be a bit more naughty than nice when it comes to food and drink. In the case of this delicious Milk Punch, we’ve turned a nice milkshhake into a naughty adult milkshake! Milk, sugar, dark rum, brandy and vanilla are all that goes into this delicious holiday cocktail. The dark rum and brandy will warm your insides as the sweet, icy milk cools you down.

If you’ve got little ones running around (we don’t…yet!) try this Quick Mulled Cider. Your kids will love that they have a special holiday drink too.

Now that we’ve all had a drink, let’s talk about something important. Share our Strengths needs our help to ensure that no child in the United States goes hungry. It is their goal to completely eradicate child hunger by the year 2015. But they can only do that with our help. Even just $1 can help connect a child to 10 healthy meals.

We are all truly blessed; take a moment to remember those whose holiday table will not be full like ours this holiday season and make a donation today or consider purchasing their holiday gift cards this year.

Milk Punch

Serves 12

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups dark rum
3/4 cup brandy
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
12 cups milk (3 quarts) whole milk

Garnish: Grated nutmeg

Dissolve sugar in rum, brandy, and vanilla in a large, heavy pitcher. Add milk; freeze until very cold or even slushy. Pour into glasses, sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.