Now since Coquito originates from Puerto Rico, I thought where would the best place to get Coquito info? From Puerto Rico of course! The official Puerto Rico website provides some good background info on this festive drink, as well as some recipe recommendations.
Coquito is an alcoholic drink that is very similar to eggnog. It is made from different ingredients such as evaporated milk, condensed milk, rum, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, eggs and coconut cream, but ingredients can be varied according to taste. The vanilla and evaporated milk is often used to make the drink sweeter and the rum can be replaced with Cognac. When in Puerto Rico over the holidays or New Year, visitors are almost guaranteed to find Coquito available at the dinner table. For those who cannot get to Puerto Rico anytime soon, but would like to taste a truly traditional drink, here are two variations of the recipe.
Ingredients for the First Recipe
28 oz of coconut milk
2 cups of rum
14 oz of condensed milk
4 egg yolks.
All the ingredients are then put into a blender and mixed together. Once the mixture is ready, it is then either thrown into small glasses or a bottle, and then put into the fridge overnight. When serving, a little nutmeg can be sprinkled over for taste and decoration.
Ingredients for the Second Recipe
2 cans of coconut milk
1 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups rum
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
Once again, all the ingredients are mixed together and left in the fridge overnight to chill.
Get more info at: PuertoRico.com