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Chilean Christmas Drink
December 23, 2009, 12:05 am
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Cola de Mono (Tail of the Monkey) is a Chilean Christmas drink made from milk, cinnamon, coffee, tequila, and vanilla. Cola de Mono has become a Christmas tradition in my family, lovely to have around when extended family is up late playing cards. I’ll warn you that it’s deceptively strong. There are 2 full cups of tequila in there, but all you’ll taste is the cinnamon. It makes sense to serve it in tiny glasses.

I have altered the Sundays at Moosewood recipe in replacing their instant coffee with strongly brewed real coffee. I think instant coffee “crystals” are bizarre, so I don’t keep them in the house.

COLA DE MONO RECIPE
6 Cups milk
1 Cup sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1/4 Cup strong coffee
2 Cups tequila
1 teaspoon vanilla

METHOD:
Bring the milk, sugar, and cinnamon to a boil in a saucepan. In the meantime, brew the strong coffee. When the milk mixture has come to a boil, remove it from the heat and stir in the coffee. Cool to room temperature, then chill it even further in the refrigerator. When well chilled, add the tequila and vanilla. Pour it into capped bottles or carafes, and return to the refrigerator. Let the cinnamon sticks remain in the bottles to continue infusing the beverage.

Serve very cold. It will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

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3 Comments so far
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Yum! I need to try making that.

Comment by Jenny

Cola de mono really uses agua ardiente…tastes much better than using tequila! You should try it the authentic way…yum!!

Comment by Francy

Thanks for the tip. I live in China now, so it might be impossible to find here, but when I’m back home in California I’ll look for it. Thanks!

Comment by Kate Wentland




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