It’s Coquito season FINALLY!
This is the time of the year everyone really has been waiting for. Coquito is a traditional drink served during Christmas and New Years, if you’re like my family, you’ve been drinking this since Thanksgiving. My ears have been in the streets and I have heard the outcry for help from people that simply don’t know how to make this delicious drink. Look no further my friends, I’m here to take care of you.
Although this recipe is for Puerto Rican Coquito, other islands such as Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago have their own variations of this alcoholic eggnog. Drink up my friends and save some for me, I’m coming over for a glass.
- 2 cans (12 oz. each) evaporated milk
- 1 can (15 oz.) cream of coconut
- 1 can(13.5 oz.) coconut milk
- ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
- ½ cup white rum (more if you are inclined
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish, if desired
- Cinnamon sticks (optional)
- In bowl of blender, add evaporated milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, rum, vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Blend on high until mixture is well combined, 1-2 minutes.
- Pour coconut mixture into glass bottles; cover. Transfer to refrigerator. Chill until cold.
- To serve, stir or shake bottle well to combine. Pour coquito into small serving glasses. Garnish with ground cinnamon and cinnamon sticks, if desired.
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