Have you guys ever heard about coquito? I only discovered them a couple of weeks ago, and I think they’ve become one of my favourite drinks ever! A drink hailing from Puerto Rico, coquito is a deliciously tropical punch that is not unlike eggnog… except coquito is much more flavourful. I discovered it while trying to figure out how to use up some cream of coconut at my friend’s place, and when I made it for us, even she fell in love with the coquito! I’m going to include the modified recipe that my lovely neighbour shared with me for her coquito: apparently, some recipes use eggs (just like eggnog!) and other things, but she likes this simple version to make coquito whenever she likes.
- 1/2 of a 15-ounce tin of cream of coconut
- 1 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 12-oz can of evaporated milk (I like Bonny or Carnation)
- 5 oz white rum
- 9 oz Rumchata
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
How to Make Coquita
It really is quite simple: take all the ingredients and mix them together! You can do this in a blender, but I just do it straight in the pitcher I plan on serving from. Depending on who will be drinking the coquita, I add a bit of plain milk to make the drink go farther, and it helps reduce the taste of the white rum for people who don’t like it. I’ve tried coquita both warm and cold, and I much prefer it cold. Make sure to give it a good stir before serving in case anything has settled to the bottom, and garnish your drinks with a bit of cinnamon before serving.