My mom is known for whipping up a tasty beverage called crème de vie, literally French for “cream of life.” Make what you will of the name, but once you taste it you’ll understand.
This delicious holiday cocktail reminds me of my mom since she makes it every year and because I actually don't know anyone with more of a zest for life than my mother. So the drink perfectly matches her personality!
You definitely don't need many ingredients. Some room temperature yolks.
A can of what could be my favorite food on the planet- sweetened condensed milk. Leche condensada is how I always heard it from my Cuban relatives.
Mixing it with the simple syrup. (Recipe included below.)
A little of the highest quality vanilla you can find.
You need to run it through a strainer several times to make sure you get the smoothest drink possible.
I like to pour the finished product into a container and keep it in the fridge.
You've got to shake it up before pouring it in a glass.
And speaking of glasses, be sure to use cute, rather small ones. I love pouring crème de vie into my delicate antique glasses!