PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE

June 18, 2011 11:30 AM
Toritos: Peanut and Vanilla Aperitif
TORITOS: PEANUT AND VANILLA APERTIF
Torito: Bebida de Cacahuate y Vainilla Serves 4-6


INGREDIENTS
2 12oz cans evaporated milk
1 14 oz can condensed milk
3/4 cup cane liquor(aguardiente de caña), or rum, more or less to taste
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter(or espresso if you want to make it coffee flavored)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Ice, to taste

TO PREPARE
Place the cane liquor, evaporated milk, condensed milk, peanut butter and vanilla extract in the blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a jar, cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Alternatively, you may also pour directly over ice cubes or add some ice cubes to your blender and make it a Frappé! In any case, serve very cold.

NOTE: There are different Torito flavors. To make coffee Toritos, substitute peanut butter for a cup of strong coffee and add more sugar to taste. To make fruit Toritos, substitute peanut butter for about 2 cups of guaba or mango (or any fruit of your choice) pulp, and sugar to taste.