Holiday Cocktails – Puerto Rico Style – Coquito

Been in the USA for over 17yrs and have come across an array of international traditions, dishes and cocktails for the holidays.

Today I have decided to make a drink from Puerto Rico as every year for the past 6 yrs I have received as a gift, a bottle of homemade “Coquito” from the same person at work and “Coquito” and I have developed a loving relationship :-).

So this year I decided I would add it to our Holiday Table for Thanksgiving and probably  Christmas too as it keeps for about a month in the fridge!

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So here is my version of “Coquito”!

  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1 can of condensed milk
  • 1 cup of Bacardi White Rum
  • 1/4 tsp of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • a little bit more cinnamon to sprinkle on drink when serving

I am sure there are tons of versions of this recipe, next time (for the Xmas batch) I will use my Coconut Rum instead of the White Rum just to enhance the Coconut flavor!

In a blender, place all of the above ingredients and blend away until its nice and frothy, about 3 mins.

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Place in glass container with a good seal and keep refrigerated. I researched and it keeps well for a month and the longer its in the fridge the better it gets!

IMG_0680So my batches are made and bottled, and lucky me, not everything fit in the bottles so I had to have a taste! Cheers!!!!! 🙂

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