cola de mono
Cola de Mono (Colemono)
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Cola de Mono or colemono is a popular Chilean cocktail prepared with milk, sugar, coffee, cloves, cinnamon and brandy that is served during Christmas and New Year.
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Chilean, Latin American, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Sabrina Gérard
  • 4 cups milk
  • cup pisco (or other brandy)
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 2 egg yolks
  • cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon natural vanilla extract
  1. In a non-stick pan, pour the milk. Add the cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon stick.
  2. Heat over medium-high heat, watching closely so the milk does not overflow.
  3. When the milk is a little hot, take a little to dissolve the coffee in a small bowl.
  4. Pour the dissolved coffee into the pan and mix.
  5. Continue heating the milk, stirring occasionally.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk the yolks and sugar for one minute.
  7. Once the milk is boiling, reduce the heat to low, take a ladle of milk and add it to the sugared eggs, whisking constantly.
  8. Add 3 tablespoons of milk gradually, while continuing to whisk.
  9. Pour everything into the saucepan of boiling milk and continue to heat and stir until thickened.
  10. Increase the heat to an average temperature and cook 3 more minutes without stirring.
  11. Cool and add the vanilla and pisco. Mix well.
  12. Taste and adjust the sugar and/or liquor to taste.
  13. Bottle and refrigerate for 3 hours before consuming.
  14. Store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.