Cola De Mono (Tail of the Monkey)
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I found this in a Moosewood Restaurant cookbook. It is a Chilean Christmas beverage recipe and it is well named as it has the potential to have you swinging from the trees! Cook time is actually the time standing in the fridge.
- Ready In:
- 2hrs 5mins
- 6 cups milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 cup instant coffee
- 2 cups aguardiente
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bring the milk, sugar and cinnamon to a boil.
- Dissolve the coffee in the hot milk mixture.
- Put in the fridge to cool.
- Once cold, add the aguardiente.
- Pour into capped bottles and return to the fridge.
- Serve very cold.
- This keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks.
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Ha I just googled this because I was too lazy to pull out the Moosewood Cookbook ("Sundays at Moosewood") that I own...and was surprised to see all of these comments about Aguardiente, because I recall that I made it years ago a number of times with tequila. Which MUST be what it says in the cookbook...how would I have made that substitution? The fun of serving it includes that I would serve it, people would love it, and then I would get people to claim what the booze base was. No one has ever said "tequila." Not that anyone would say "Aguariente," but the thing that is sticking to revelers has been that it is a booze they know but don't identify thanks to the huge amounts of sugar and the vanilla. Usual guess as "Kalluha" and "Rum" and a desperate "Vodka," but not one guesses. I have got my ass off the couch now, to check the cookbook: it indeed says "tequila" but is otherwise the same, except for an important detail: it says to add the vanilla with the tequila once it is chilled. Seems to me like you would unnecessarily burn off the very expensive vanilla otherwise? My old cookbook is from 1990 so it's possible the Aguardiente/Tequilla change us an update, but for me the fun of the drink is that people are BLOWN AWAY that it's tequila based.Reply
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