With the Holiday Season upon us it also means that holiday drinks are in full bloom. Most folks you know are probably picking up their Eggs Nogs at Publix or through the Farm Stores drive-thru but not me, I’m a Crema de Vie kinda guy. Crema de Vie or the Creme of Life is Cuban Egg Nog with Rum.
Many Latin American countries have their variation on this drink:
Chile: Cola de mono or Colemono
Dominican Republic: Ponche Crema
El Salvador: Rompope
Puerto Rico: Coquito
Venezuela: Ponche Crema
We (as in my family not the entire Cuban community) get our Creme de Vie from Los Bobos in Doral where a one liter bottle will run you about $25.
There’s also a great recipe for Creme de Vie on the My Big Fat Cuban Family blog.
Make sure to enjoy with your family & close friends during the holidays.