Hello TEA Birds!
Tis the season for family, love, presents, food, and Coquito! If you are asking yourself ‘what is coquito?’ well, let me reintroduce you to the ever so popular eggnog, Puerto Rican style. This time of year eggnog is a very popular drink. Just look around and you’ll find recipes for eggnog latte, eggnog pancakes, eggnog pretty much anything and everything. I like to stick to my family’s traditional way of making eggnog which is why I’m excited to be sharing with you The Ultimate Puerto Rican Coquito Recipe.
For those who don’t know, Coquito is the traditional holiday drink for Puerto Ricans. It’s a coconut flavored, rum infused, super yummy drink. And the recipe is as diverse as our people. Every family has their way of making coquito and they all swear their recipe is the best in the land. Of course, they don’t know my recipe is the best. 😉 So without further do I gift to you,
The Ultimate Puerto Rican Coquito Recipe
- 1 bottle of white rum preferably Bacardí.
- 12 oz can Evaporated milk
- 14 oz can Sweet Condensed milk (14 oz)
- 15 oz can Cream of Coconut
- 13.5 oz can Coconut Milk
- 3 Cinnamon sticks
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 egg yolk
- Pour 1- 1/2 cup of water in a pot and boil the cinnamon sticks along with the cloves. Boil for about 5-10 minutes until the water changes color. Strain the cinnamon and cloves from water and set to the side to cool off.
- In a Blender pour egg yolk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk. Make sure you blend together after every new ingredient. Last but not least pour the entire bottle of rum in the blender and the cinnamon/ cloves infused water you set aside earlier.
- Refrigerate for about 2 hours
- Serve cold in a shot glass or small tumbler, garnish with ground cinnamon.
Coquito is super easy to make and I guarantee your guest will love it. Drew tasted it for the first time last year and he loved it, said he will never drink regular eggnog ever again lol. It’s also a great hostess gift for all the holiday parties you’re attending this season. Drew is taking these little festive mason jars to his co-workers this year.
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. If you try it, please let me know your thoughts in the comments also, let me know what’s your favorite holiday drink.
Till next time TEA birds
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