Coquito – Puerto Rican Eggnog

Merry Christmas and best wishes on whatever holiday you celebrate. Being the holidays today I am going to write a special blog post about a Puerto Rican Christmas drink that is traditional served during the holidays. As some of you may know, I was born in Puerto Rico and my mom absolutely loves coquito, so this year, I decided to make my own to give to her as a present.

Coquito is a rum base, alcoholic eggnog-like drink traditionally made with eggs, however, I am going a bit untraditional and will make mine without the eggs.

Ingredients:

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
12 ounces (use more or less as you wish) of white rum (I used Bacardi)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
Dash of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Splash of coconut extract

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I first took all the can ingredients and placed them in the blender.

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Then I put in the spices, vanilla and coconut

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The last thing I put in is  the alcohol. I first place 3 ounces and I blend. I taste and follow up with more and I keep doing this till I initially add the 12 ounces.

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For some of you, 12 ounces of rum might be a little too much. My family loves it very spiked so that is why I put this much. Please use less if you want less of an alcohol taste.

After all the ingredients are blended you are essentially done. As my bottle of rum was empty I took that bottle and poured all the contents in it. This is the bottle I will give it to my mom. This recipe makes a full bottle of rum and more. See full blended batch below.

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You MUST refrigerate it after you are done. I leave it in my fridge at least 24 hours before I serve. It’s sweet, creamy and for me, the alcohol adds the right amount of spike. I hope you enjoy it!

From my family to yours, Happy Holidays.

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Cheers!

Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.

 

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