Well, our true love has finally given up on the fowl gifts. (Sorry, I couldn't resist) Not quite sure why you would want milkmaids as a gift either but hey ho, things were presumably a bit different back then.
To link to our eight maids a milking, I first of all thought of some kind of milk or cream based drink. The most well known of course would be a Baileys; cream based and generally considered quite a girly drink so would tie in quite well.
Alternatively, how about a White Russian? Even better, when looking up a recipe for a White Russian, I found this one for a Christmas White Russian, courtesy of Difford’s Guide once again;
1 shot Ketel One Vodka
1 spoon Robertson’s mincemeat
1/2 shot Coffee liqueur (such as Kahlua)
1/4 shot Gingerbread sugar syrup
1 shot Unsweetened single cream
Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass.
For the traditionalists among you, a classic White Russian can be as simple as equal measures vodka, coffee liqueur and cream, served over ice.
Neither Baileys nor the White Russian make my final cut for Day 8 though. When I was researching this, I discovered that in ye olde days, when a maid was asked to go ‘a-milking’ it was considered either a proposal of marriage or a risqué invitation for intimacy. Bit of a difference there! My final choice then for day 8, in the spirit of the indecent proposal going ‘a-milking’ once was… Sex on The Beach!
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