Coquito

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Coquito
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
Servedstrained
Standard garnish

cinnamon, nutmeg

Standard drinkware
Shot Glass (Standard).svg
Shot glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • 28 oz Coconut milk
  • 2 cups Rum
  • 14 ounces Condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • vanilla, to taste
PreparationPlace ingredients into blender, blend until well mixed. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate until cold. Serve in small glasses and sprinkle top lightly with nutmeg.
 
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Coquito
TypeMixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
Servedstrained
Standard garnish

cinnamon, nutmeg

Standard drinkware
Shot Glass (Standard).svg
Shot glass
Commonly used ingredients
  • 28 oz Coconut milk
  • 2 cups Rum
  • 14 ounces Condensed milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • vanilla, to taste
PreparationPlace ingredients into blender, blend until well mixed. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate until cold. Serve in small glasses and sprinkle top lightly with nutmeg.

Coquito is an eggnog-like alcoholic beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is made with rum, egg yolk, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The drink is commonly associated with the Christmas holidays, where it is traditionally served along with other holiday food.[1]

Variations[edit]

Variations of the drink include flavored rum or spiced rum, coconut cream, lemon zest, ice cream, ginger, ground nuts, vanilla, chocolate and evaporated milk; these ingredients are not required but are used to make the taste sweeter. Sometimes Coquito is made with pitorro as its alcoholic base. Coquito is served in shot glasses or small cups and it is usually sprinkled with grated nutmeg or cinnamon.

Preparation[edit]

Often fresh coconut milk is used for this occasion and the rest of ingredients are added.

A faster way to prepare coquito is to process all ingredients in a blender, using ground spices.

Festival[edit]

El Museo del Barrio in New York City hosts an annual Coquito Tasting Contest during the month of December.

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