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Cola de Mono drink

  • Total Time: 30 mins


  • 1 liter of liquid milk.
  • 1 cup of granulated (white) sugar.
  • 3 teaspoon of instant coffee.
  • 1 cup (240 ml / 8 fl oz) of aguardiente (“firewater ” – a distilled spirit, which is a type of brandy).
  • 5 cloves.
  • A piece of orange peel.
  • A pinch of nutmeg (powder)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  • 2 cinnamon sticks.


  1. Heat the milk in a pot, along with the sugar, cloves, orange peel, nutmeg and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. In a cup, dissolve the 3 teaspoons of coffee with a bit of aguardiente. Set aside.
  4. When the milk boils, remove from the stove. Add the coffee and vanilla extract. Let it cool down.
  5. Finally, add the aguardiente.
  6. Pour the mixture through a strainer and put it in a bottle.
  7. Serve chilled.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins