If you’ve read Slights you’d be forgiven for thinking that Kaaron Warren was an angst-ridden emo with a bleak outlook on life. Nothing could be further from the truth. She’s a lovely, well-adjusted woman with a love of life – she just happens to write dark really well!
So, when I asked her to write something for our 12 Days feature, it was impossible to predict what we’d get…
Over to Kaaron:
There are two sides to me. One is the nasty, malicious, evil-seeing, negative writer. The other is the person you’ll meet in real life. I love throwing parties, especially dinner parties, and at Christmas Time the party always starts with Tail of the Monkey.
It’s a marvelous drink which brings a warm glow to every cheek and is guaranteed to make people feel benevolent towards your cooking.
Tail of the Monkey
Bring to the boil six cups of milk with a cup of sugar and 2 cinnamon sticks. I like to add a pinch of cinnamon as well because it’s such damn good stuff and some say it’s mildly narcotic. Don’t let the stuff boil off the stove.
Dissolve ¼ instant coffee powder in the milk. Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence and a vanilla bean if you have it.
Let this cool for some time.
Add 2 cups of tequila, bottle and stick it in the fridge for a day or so.
Serve it in ever-larger glasses.