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Dec 23, 2004 05:34 PM

South American Christmas - anyone making cola de mono?

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Are you making cola de mono for Christmas? Do you have a recipe to share? Thanks!

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  1. I used to have a recipe from long ago, I think it was from the NY Times, but I can't find it, so I'm just using a recipe I found by searching online.

    6 cups milk
    1 cup sugar
    2 cinnamon sticks or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup instant coffee or instant espresso
    2 cups tequila (actually, you should use aguardiente, a Chilean brandy-like liquor, but it's hard to find here)
    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 tequila.
    Pour into capped bottles and return to the fridge.
    Serve very cold.
    This keeps in the fridge for 2 weeks

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      1. Cola de mono is a Chilean favorite served cold with Pan de Pacua (Cristmas bread).
        You can find a recipe at: and a bit about its history at