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.
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!
Other Seasonal Drinks to Enjoy:
- Pumpkin Spice Golden Milk Latte
- Santa’s Cozy Cabin Cocktail
- Santa’s Florida Kiss
- Raspberry Iced Coffee