Chilean Aperitif

   17 Feb 2016

This is a photo of Mauricio's father, not too long before he died.  In the photo he's having a "cola de mono" aperitif before dinner.  The drink is a little like Baileys, except not quite as rich and as sweet, and it usually comes out around Christmas - a very traditional  drink in Chile.  Here is the recipe below:-


1 can (12 fl. oz.)  Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup granulated sugar or to taste
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon instant Coffee Granules
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup Chilean aguardiente, white rum, brandy or vodkaChile