What is Coquito?
Nothing speaks The Holidays to me like Coquito. So, what is Coquito? Coquito is Puerto Rican eggnog favored with cream of coconut and it is delicious! Think of it as similar to an old time American favorite, Brandy Alexander, which my husband made for me just recently as his mother liked Brandy Alexanders. One taste and I said, hey, that is like Coquito!
The Holidays in Puerto Rico are quite special with lots of family gatherings, where you are immediately greeted with a small glass of Coquito, kisses and salsa music. It didn’t matter how old you were, it was spiked with rum.
I now make it virgin for those little ones who love the sweet taste. It’s perfect as an after dinner drink or served with appetizers. The family tradition continues as this family recipe is being requested by the younger generation who celebrate the holidays with Coquito. Salud!
Puerto Rican Coquito Recipe
8.5 oz of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
1 can of Evaporated Milk
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Nutmeg
¼ Teaspoon Cloves
3 shots of Spiced Rum
Blend all ingredients in a blender. Do not use ice. Refrigerate. Serve cold. Enjoy! Makes 5-6 5oz glasses.
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