Isa's Cola de Mono Recipe
- 20 whole cloves
- 5 cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup water
- 1 gallon cold milk
- 1/4 cup instant coffee granules
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
- 1 cup pisco, white rum, brandy, or other lightly-flavored liquor (optional)
step 1: Gently simmer the cloves and cinnamon sticks in water until reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Add 1 cup of milk, and heat to a simmer, then stir in and dissolve the coffee and sugar.
step 2: Strain the coffee mixture into the remaining cold milk, and discard the cloves and cinnamon sticks. Stir in the vanilla extract and pisco. Store in the refrigerator.