Chilean Monkey Tail Punch
Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting a monkey with a long tail, but others suggest it was named after a funny incident with a Chilean president in the early 1900s. Whatever the origin, coffee and spirits will make this sweet chilled drink warm you right up this Christmas. It also goes by "cola de mono." —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Total TimePrep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
- 4 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
- 3 whole cloves
- 2 cups strong brewed coffee
- 1-1/2 cups pisco, aguardiente, grappa or brandy
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a large saucepan, combine milk, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
- Strain into a large pitcher, discarding spices. Stir in coffee, pisco and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Serve over ice.