My holiday parties are never complete without a cup of chilled coquito in everyone’s hand. For those of you who don’t know, coquito (meaning Little Coconut) is a Puerto Rican alcoholic beverage that mainly consists of coconut milk, spices and rum. It is THE holiday cocktail that you will see at every Puerto Rican party, and it’s popularity reaches new heights each year.
This year, it seemed that the holiday parties started the day after Halloween and pictures of coquito were flying around Instagram with some vendors making multiple flavor variations such as pistachio, nutella, and strawberry!
Everyone has their own unique coquito recipe handed down by their Abuelos or Padres. I personally received mine from my mother and it has been a crowd pleaser since 2015! My boyfriend and his Ecuadorian family never tried coquito before, and once they took a sip of mine they have called me Coquito ever since and they go CRAZY when I mention that I’m bringing a bottle to the party. Nuera of the year, or what? 😉
Without any further ado, here is my coquito recipe! Make it the night before a party, let it chill in the freezer overnight and enjoy it with some cinnamon sprinked on top.
1 can Condensed Milk
1 can Evaporated Milk
1 can Coconut Milk
1 can Coconut Cream
1 cup of Spiced Water (Water infused with Cloves, Cinnamon, and Allspice)
1 cup of Rum (Or more, it’s up to you and your preferences 😉 )
The best part about this creamy, rum infused cocktail is the memories you’ll make drinking it with loved ones durante la navidad.
If you try out my coquito recipe let me know what you think!
Bendiciones y mucho amor,