Cola de mono

26 Dec

The twelve cocktails of Christmas
#6: Cola de mono

Cola de mono (or “tail of the monkey”) is a Christmas drink from Chile. It’s pretty similar to a white Russian (or Kahlua and milk), but tastes cleaner and less cloying than my memory of that drink.

I came across the recipe in a the Sundays at the Moosewood Restaurant cookbook years ago, but this is the first time I’ve got round to making it.

  • 3 cups (750ml) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (plus more to garnish)
  • 1 Tb instant coffee (I used instant espresso powder)
  • 1 cup (250ml) tequila
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. In a saucepan, bring the milk, sugar and cinnamon to the boil. Remove from the heat and add the coffee, stirring until it dissolves.
  2. Transfer to a bottle with a lid and refrigerate.
  3. When the mixture is cold, stir in the tequila and vanilla and chill until cold.
  4. Serve garnished with a cinnamon stick.


One Response to “Cola de mono”

  1. Margo December 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    Great after dinner drink

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