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Cola de Mono: Traditional Chilean Holiday Beverage

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The literal translation of Cola de Mono is “monkey’s tail.” While the exact origin of this unusual title is unknown, one theory is that this potent Christmas drink will have you swinging like a monkey! Another story links the name to former Chilean President, Pedro Montt. Whatever its origins, you’ll enjoy toasting family and friends at the holidays—or any time of year—with this creamy creation.

10 mins. to Prepare

0 mins. Cooking Time

240 mins. Standing Time refrigerating

250 mins. Total

Servings: 10 servings (about 2 3/4 cups)

Difficulty: Easy

This recipe is: Low Fat Low Sodium

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Directions

COMBINE evaporated milk, water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon stick in medium saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves. Add coffee granules; stir to dissolve. Add vanilla extract and nutmeg. Remove from heat. Cool 20 minutes. Remove cloves and cinnamon stick. Add brandy. Pour into empty bottle. Refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours.

TO SERVE: Serve in aperitif glasses for a 2-ounce serving. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

NOTE: For a twist on flavor, a 2-inch piece of orange peel can be added when boiling milk and spices.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 10 servings (about 2 3/4 cups)
Calories130
Calories from Fat20
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g4%
Saturated Fat 1.5g9%
Cholesterol 10mg4%
Sodium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium10%
Iron0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Best of all, it is made well ahead of time, allowing us to spend time with our guests, rather than in the kitchen or at the bar making drinks. Very good.

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