Christmas is my favorite time of year, because there's always a festive and joyous feeling in the air. I live far away from the majority of my loved ones, but the memories of our times together remain intact and they help me keep my traditions alive as I pass them on to my daughters.
There's something very rewarding about preparing the holiday recipes that have become staples in our family tradition. If there's one thing our Christmas table can never be without it's our traditional leche de burra. It's a very well known beverage that is prepared in various Latin American countries. It's delicious, creamy and sweet with a touch of rum.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
- 6 egg yolks
- 4 cups condensed milk (32 ozs)
- 1liter white rum
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly ground
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon angostura bitters
- Maraschino cherries, for garnish
- In a large deep bowl, mix the eggs and condensed milk with the help of a mixer. Gradually add the rum, nutmeg and cinnamon. Last, incorporate the bitter and mix well.
- Pour the mixture into jars with lids.
- Refrigerate for 15 days.
- Enjoy 15 days after preparing the mixture.
- Be sure to use good quality white rum to get the best flavor.
- Use freshly ground nutmeg to retain the taste.
- The bitter is an important addition. This aromatic ingredient gives the drink an important accent.