Christmas Coquito!

2 cups of water
3-4 cinnamon sticks
shave of fresh nutmeg
few cloves
12 oz. evaporated milk
14 oz. condensed milk
15 oz. cream of coconut
4 egg yolks
1 liter of spiced rum
fresh mint leaves (garnish)

* In a non-stick pot, boil the cinnamon sticks and cloves in water until the it smells good and is all smokey looking
* Strain sticks and cloves out of water and return cinnamon spice water to pot
* Separate 4 egg yolks and stir into the evaporated milk, temper, then add to hot cinnamon water
* Stir in condensed milk over low heat stirring so it doesn’t burn or stick
* When it’s been boiling for a minute add the cream of coconut and stir well
* Take it off the heat for a while then pour into large glass pitcher and chill overnight
* Add as much rum as you like and stir
* Serve with mint leaf garnish

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