Coquito

Coquito is a MUST HAVE drink to enjoy and pass around during the holidays. It's creamy, coconutty, and gets any host hype if you show up with a bottle. Coquito is kind of like sofrito, in that everyone has their own recipe for getting the job done. I'm not here to clown your family recipe, but I will say that eggs definitely don't belong in the mix (jajaja). It's typical to store batches of coquito in old wine or liquor bottles, but using mason jars is a cute idea if you're thinking of gifting some of this Puerto Rican magic to someone. 

Happy holidays y mucho amor. 

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 can coconut milk

1 can cream of coconut

1 can evaporated milk

1 can condensed milk

1tsp vanilla

ground cinnamon (to taste)

ground nutmeg (to taste)

1 cup white rum  

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

With the exception of the rum, blend all ingredients until everything is fully incorporated, then add your rum and blend again. 

 

Store your fresh coquito in glass bottles (old wine bottles or liquor bottles using a funnel) and pop in the freezer for it to get frosty.  Serve each glass with a sprinking of cinnamon to garnish.

 

 

Santana Caress Benitez