Brooke and I love coming up with “New Traditions”–our new (possibly better??) take on the oldies. So around the holidays, when we want something icy with a shot of booze and all those Christmasy flavors, we make my bourbon milkshakes and top them with our Holiday Spiced Pecans. If it’s just the two of you settled in for the night, serve them in martini glasses. For a crowd, pour the shakes into shot glasses and line the glasses on a silver or wooden tray, garnishing the tray with more of those delicious pecans. Definite party hit.  

Jamie’s Bourbon Milkshakes w. Holiday Spiced Pecans

Serves 2 martini glasses, 10+ shot glasses

  • 2 cups good-quality vanilla bean or coffee-flavored ice cream
  • 1 cup whole milk or half n’ half
  • 1/4th cup bourbon
  • 2 ice cubes

In a blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth. Garnish martini glasses with three spiced pecans; garnish each shot glasswith a single pecan. Sprinkle pecans on serving tray for a pretty presentation.