WHAT IS MEDIA DE SEDA?
Imagine if Starbucks and Sangria had a cute baby dressed in pink! Media de Seda is a cocktail made with milk. The name literally translates to “silk stockings.” This Brazilian cocktail is especially recommended for those with an extreme sweet tooth. Condensed milk is what makes this drink both rich and sweet. Media De Seda is similar to other nog-like, drinks in the Caribbean. These include Ponche De Creme and Coquito, which is popular in Puerto Rico. These cocktails are especially popular during the December holidays, much like egg nog is in Europe and the United States.
SUGGESTIONS WHEN MAKING MEDIA DE SEDA
Don’t be afraid to chill your glasses before serving on a hot summer day.
WHAT PAIRS WELL WITH MEDIA DE SEDA?
This is a sweet holiday treat laden with dairy, so steer away from these two flavors for pairings. Instead of cognac, try armagnac ( a more rough brandy since it uses more grape types and is only distilled once versus cognacs twice). If you’re out of condensed milk you can use evaporated milk but you’ll need to up the quantity. For a garnish maraschino cherries are unfortunately popular. Don’t give in to that escapee from an ice cream sundae. Scorch a strip of zest from a lime or try a wedge of pineapple instead for a more tropical touch. (written by Chef Stef)