Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What is Coquito?

History Of Coquito

Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican beverage, similar in texture and taste to American style egg nog. Coquito literally translates as "little coconut" which is fitting because the drink is a coconut-flavored type of holiday punch. It is also comparable to egg nog in that it is considered a "holiday" drink, and is made most often around the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years' holidays.

Coquito is very delicious and can be enjoyed with or without rum added, though most typically it is served as an alcoholic beverage. To further that claim, it is usually served in a shot glass or a small glass to maintain drinks in moderation because of its normally potent content of Puerto Rican rum.

How To Make Coquito


Standard Ingredients include:
  •   cream of coconut
  •   condensed milk
  •   white rum
  •   ground cinnamon
  •   ground cloves
  •   ground nutmeg
  •   coconut or vanilla extract
Other versions of coquito include coconut flavored rum, cinnamon sticks, chopped coconut pieces, and even vanilla ice cream!

Easy Coquito Recipe
  • 1 can 12oz. evaporated milk
  • 1 can 14oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can 15oz. cream of coconut
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Cinnamon Powder or Nutmeg
Preparation Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well. The cream of coconut should dissolve. Sprinkle in some cinnamon powder or nutmeg.
  2. Coquito must be kept refrigerated until served. Serve as a cocktail in a small liquor or shot glass.

There are many delicious variations on the coquito recipe and it is a drink that can be enjoyed year round, not just during the holiday season. This blog is intended to be a resource for original and traditional coquito recipes and will try to discover all the tasty ways it can be prepared and served!

How To Make Coquito