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Sweet Creme de Vie

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious holiday drink very popular in Cuba."
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6 h 25 m servings 260
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. Bring water, sugar, and anise seeds to a boil in a saucepan; lower heat to medium-low. Simmer until thick and syrupy, about 10 more minutes. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer to separate the seeds out; set syrup aside to cool slightly.
  2. Beat eggs yolks in a large bowl until light yellow; add rum, condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract. Stir in syrup mixture until mixture is smooth. Pour into decorative bottles and seal tightly. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours before drinking, the longer the better.


  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw eggs. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 260 calories; 3.9 27.6 3.3 53 45 Full nutrition

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I made this, following the recipe to a T- Which I normally do the first time I make something. I have to say it's very good but too strong! I like a strong drink but a whole bottle of 151 was a ...

Correction to recipe! the amount of rum should be a small bottle of 151 proof rum (200ml). Not 750ml.