Coquito a Puerto Rican coconut and rum drink

Coquito a Puerto Rican coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito

I have been meaning to share this Coquito recipe for a while and I finally got to it. I have been busy making the Coquito rum Cupcakes that I make with this drink, they are by far our most popular recipe ( its at the bottom of this post, go check it out and make them!!! They are full of rum goodness).

For those of you who are wondering what is Coquito -its like Eggnog, but I don’t use eggs & I add a lot of rum!  This cocktail is sipped slowly out of a shot glass, and its made of warm and tasty spices like ginger and cinnamon; flavors that pair beautifully with the coconut and the milks.  To learn how to make this yummy cocktail…. keep on reading! Cheers!

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

add 1 can of coconut cream

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

1 can of evaporated milk

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

2 heaping tablespoons of cinnamon

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Ginger & Spice Syrup

This ginger and spice mixture is what adds bold flavors to the Coquito. I am not a fan of adding raw eggs to my Coquito, to make up for the eggs, my mom shared with me a little recipe that her aunt showed her.  A ginger and Spice syrup – this syrup adds warm flavors, elevating the Coquito mixture.

Ingredients:

1 inch piece of fresh ginger

10 Cloves

2 sticks of Cinnamon

3/4 cup of water

Instructions:

  1. Pour 3/4 cup of water into a medium sized sauce pan
  2. grate the ginger & add to the pan.
  3. add 10 whole Cloves into the pan.
  4. add the cinnamon stick into the pan
  5. once you have added all the ingredients, bring the water to a water to a boil.
  6. Once the water is a beautiful dark brown color, it is ready!
  7. allow to cool
  8. add about 4 – 5 TBS to your Coquito mixture

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

6 jiggers of white rum

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

We love gifting bottle of Coquito to our friends, co-workers & neighbors.  We love sharing a piece of our Puerto Rican heritage and a taste of our Christmas traditions. Find a cool bottle, wash well & remove all labels -then fill with Coquito mixture and refrigerate.

Be sure to check out our Coquito Rum Cupcakes, a delicious dessert I make every year, using this Coquito recipe!

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

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Coquito, a Puerto Rican Coconut and rum drink

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