Okay, so I don’t know about you. but I don’t enjoy eggnog… not one little bit! Lucky for me, we have been drinking something far better during the holiday and Christmas season for as long as I can remember (or old enough to drink, ha!). It is called Coquito and it is sweet and tangy cause we use Rum! Duh, I mean we are Puerto Rican, right? Well, if you are searching for a new holiday tradition and drink, allow yourself to join mine, cause after this you’re gonna learn how to make Coquito!
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Also check out the video tutorial below!
What you need:
- A bottle you can close either with a screw top or a pressurized lid. I prefer these. They are cheap and seal very well, plus you can always add a bow and give some Coquito to someone on Christmas as a gift!
- 1 Can of Cream of Coconut (preferably Coco Lopez)
- 1 Can of Condensed Milk
- 1 Can of Evaporated Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp or 1 tsp of Cinnamon (depending how much you prefer)
- Bacardi Rum (clear) add to taste, but don’t be shy!
***Some recipes call for egg yolks, but I don’t add them in mine. I don’t think it needs it and it makes the Coquito last longer in the fridge. Also, there are no raw eggs in it***
I like to mix it all up in a blender, then chill in the fridge for a couple of hours and drink it with my favorite Puerto Rican dessert.
Seriously, that’s it! Now you know how to make Coquito. It really isn’t rocket science. I hope you love it as much as I do….
It is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy and creamy… yum!
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Hope you are enjoying your holidays and hope you have a Merry Christmas!!!