KAPPA Pisco Holiday Cocktail

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As a refresher, KAPPA, which is now available in CA, FL and NY, is from the House of Marnier-Lapostolle, producers of the iconic spirit Grand Marnier.  Pulling from House of Marnier-Lapostolle’s centuries of expertise in producing Grand Marnier, KAPPA Pisco marks the family’s first ever introduction into the white spirits category.

For holiday cocktails, KAPPA has put their own spin on a traditional Chilean Christmas cocktail called “Cola de Mono” (translated: Monkey’s Tail).  Cola de Mono is served in Chile around the holidays, similar to eggnog in the U.S.  KAPPA’s version, called “KAPPA Monkey Business,” is a rich and flavorful cocktail, easy to whip up en masse for spirited holiday entertaining.

Check it out below!

KAPPA Monkey Business

KAPPA Monkey Business

1 cup KAPPA Pisco

1 cup water

1 gallon milk (cold)

1 cup white sugar

1/4 cup instant coffee granules

20 whole cloves

5 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)

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.  Strain the coffee mixture into the remaining cold milk, and discard the cloves and cinnamon sticks. Stir in the KAPPA Pisco and vanilla extract.  Store in the refrigerator until well-chilled (about 4 hours).  Serve well chilled (do not serve with ice) in a high glass.  Garnish with a cinnamon stick. 

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