Coquito

Matthew Kelly / Supercall

A tropical take on Eggnog, Coquito is made with three different milks: coconut, sweetened condensed and evaporated. It’s indulgent, rich and loaded with rum. In its home country of Puerto Rico, pitorro, a raw, moonshine-like rum made in homemade stills, is the go-to base spirit. But you’d be hard pressed to find pitorro on your local liquor store shelves, so we opt for a mix of spiced and dark rum instead. The drink is best if it is made several days before serving and allowed time in the refrigerator. This resting time really brings all the flavors together into a creamy amalgamation that you’ll find hard to put down.

Coquito

FLAVOR PROFILE
Sweet
STRENGTH

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 12-oz cans evaporated milk
  • 1 15-oz can coconut milk
  • 1 15-oz can Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
  • .5 Cup sweetened condensed milk
  • .5 Cup Spiced Rum
  • .5 Cup Dark Rum
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • .5 tsp ground nutmeg
  • .5 tsp ground ginger
  • Fresh ground cinnamon, for garnish
  • Fresh ground nutmeg, for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

Step one

Add all ingredients -save for garnishes- to a blender.

Step two

Blend on high until the mixture is well combined, about one or two minutes.

Step three

Pour the mix into a pitcher and transfer to the refrigerator. Chill until cold.

Step four

Before serving, stir well to combine. Pour Coquito into punch cups and garnish with fresh ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

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Mix It Up!

For an extra festive version, you can easily transform your Coquito into edible, shootable jello-shots. Using our recipe, simply sub the measure of ‘eggnog’ for equal parts coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk, and swap out the brandy for white rum.