Coquito is the Puerto Rican Eggnog like drink that is made with lots of coconut and rum. It’s a boozy drink that will transport you to the island.
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Coquito season is one of my favorite seasons. I love it sooo sooo much. Are you ready for it? Are you gifting it?
Why am I talking about Coquito now, in September, when the season for Coquito is in winter?!? It’s very similar to eggnog, and enjoyed just like it.
Well, I want you to be well prepared to make this for the upcoming holiday season. No, it’s doesn’t take long to make, it doesn’t take time to set up, but I just want it on your mind from now until then so that you make it.
I first experience having Coquito when my friend, Kellie, shared it at her daughter’s birthday. Now, August isn’t exactly Coquito season, but she still makes a big batch for her family to enjoy. I feel like it’s equal parts eggnog-ish holiday drink and equal parts pina colada so if you want to enjoy it year ’round- then do your thing! You can cheers to that!
Now, I bet you are wondering “ummm, what is Coquito?!?!”
It’s a drink that is native to Puerto Rico, but can be found throughout the Caribbean. Each island has it’s own twist on it, like each family does. Coquito translates to “little coconut”, which makes sense since this yummy drink is made with coconut milk. And you make it nice and boozy with rum. Light or dark rum both are delicious (I do prefer white). It’s sweet, silky smooth, and strong. It’s typically served in little glasses or as shots after dinner.
You gotta give this a try. Make a batch, sit back, relax, and sip. It is cold so it is refreshing, but it does not have a heavy feel to it (or the brain freeze) like a Pina Colada. Plus it tastes like egg nog, so this gives you something like it in the non holiday months. Be sure to give it a good stir before each pour so you kick up the cinnamon.
Once you make a batch you’ll decide to make another and another. Then you’ll have to gift it and everyone will love you for it. You’ll be the hero of Christmas!
- 2 13.5-ounce cans of Coconut Milk
- 1 14-ounce can condensed Milk
- 1/2 12-ounce can Evaporated Milk
- 2 Cups Rum (light or dark)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- In a blender, combine all of the ingredients together. Blend well.
- Transfer to an air tight container for chilling and storage. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
If you happen to use a Rum that is 151 Proof, then just use 1 Cup