How to Make a Coquito

We’re sharing how to make a coquito today!

I don’t want to sound scandalous about one of the most treasured drinks of the holiday season, but there is just something about eggnog that totally throws me off.

How to Create a Coquito for the Holidays-The Crowned Goat

It’s weird because I love egg salad, omelets, and almost all baked goods that have eggs in them. The texture of eggnog is just too much for me to handle though, and the flavor reminds me of buttermilk.

I know a lot of people enjoy eggnog. Especially, this time of year. My brothers-in-law could drink gallons of it and search for new recipes to make each season too!

If you want to try a drink that is egg-free and just as festive as eggnog, I have you covered with a delicious Coquito recipe.

A coquito is an authentic Puerto Rican beverage commonly made during the Christmas season. It’s a thick, rich drink served cold and enjoyed with family and friends.

Coquitos are definitely a favorite in our house and they just might become a staple in your holiday home too.

Here’s a look at how to make a coquito…

Coquito Recipe and Supplies:

  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 15 oz can coconut milk or cream of coconut
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup rum (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • cinnamon sticks (optional)

How to Make a Coquito Steps:

Pour evaporated milk, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, rum (optional), vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon into the bowl of a blender and blend on high for 1-2 minutes.

Then pour the mixture into food-safe glass bottles with self-sealing tops.

Chill in the refrigerator for approximately 24 hours.

To serve, shake the mixture well to combine.

Pour the coquito into glasses.

Garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon or cinnamon sticks and enjoy.

Can you believe how easy it is to make? You’re going to love it!

Just a word of caution, the longer the rum marinates, the stronger it will be, so don’t be heavy-handed. You’ll also want to keep the coquito mix refrigerated.

Some people say coquito will last up to 4 months in the refrigerator as long as it’s not made with eggs. Since we drink it pretty regularly though, ours lasts about a month.

As always, if you’re making this as an adult beverage with alcohol please drink in moderation and responsibly. Drinking and driving are totally uncool, so be cool and call a cab or call a friend.

After all, Santa is watching who’s been naughty and who’s been nice this year!

SImple Coffee and Coquito Bar for the Holidays-The Crowned Goat

Let us know your favorite holiday drink! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Other Seasonal Drinks to Enjoy:

Many blessings,


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  1. CoCo – this coquito looks yummy! Our recipes are almost exactly the same and you’re right…this is a wonderful alternative to eggnog. Thanks for sharing your recipe…cheers!

    1. I’m so happy our recipes are similar. I definitely wanted to make sure I got it right. Now that I have your South Florida seal of approval I’m good to go 🙂 Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

  2. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My husband and son love eggnog (the non-alcoholic one from the grocery store) but I have never been a fan. Now I have a fun drink too! I’m going to make the rum version because…let’s get real if I’ve made it to Christmas Day, a girl needs a little reward. I love the vintage bottles. I’m going to head to my Hobby Lobby and totally copy you. I’m giving these as gifts to a few of my girlfriends. This is so much better than baking. Merry Christmas CoCo!

    1. ha ha you’re cracking me up Nancy! This recipe is really good with gingerbread cookies too. I don’t know what it is about eggnog but I just can’t get into it either. You’re going to love this drink. It’s SO good! Hugs for a happy weekend, CoCo

    1. You’re so funny, Mary Beth, rum definitely makes everything better 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  3. Perfect! I have an egg allergy so this is awesome!

    1. It is definitely a nice change to the typical eggnog, Jess and the coconut makes it feel so tropical 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks so much Shonnee! We made the virgin version over the holidays for the littles and they were so excited. I know you guys are going to love it too. I hope you had an awesome Christmas! Hugs, CoCo

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