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Enjoy Coquito this Christmas: The popular Puerto Rican coconut eggnog

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  • Coquito is Puerto Rican coconut eggnog.
  • It’s a tropical Christmas favorite.
  • Try this delicious recipe.

Coquito is an iconic drink from Puerto Rico that embodies the distinctive flavor of the Christmas festivities on the island.

This delicious beverage is a kind of creamy punch, similar to a tropical version of eggnog.

Its base is composed of coconut milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk, giving it a rich and slightly thick texture.

The classic recipe includes white rum, which gives it a kick that will enhance your holiday parties.

Traditional Puerto Rican coconut eggnog

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Coquito is also made with vanilla extract to accentuate the sweetness and complexity of the flavors.

Powdered cinnamon and nutmeg provide spicy notes that perfectly complement the sweetness.

Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican drink that is especially enjoyed during the Christmas season.

Try out this classic recipe.

Coquito ingredients

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2 cans (approximately 27 oz) of coconut milk

1 can (approximately 13 oz) condensed milk

1 can (about 13 oz) evaporated milk

1 cup white rum (adjust to your preference)

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1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup of golden rum (optional)

Coquito instructions

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In a blender, mix the coconut milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk until well combined.

Add the white rum, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg to the mixture. If you decide to use golden rum, add that as well.

Blend all the ingredients for a few minutes until the mixture has a smooth and even consistency.

Taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness or alcohol according to your preferences.

It’s time to say ‘Cheers!’

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Pour the mixture into glass bottles and refrigerate for at least four hours or until very cold.

Before serving, shake the bottle to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed.

Serve the Coquito in small glasses and sprinkle a little cinnamon or nutmeg on top if you wish.

Enjoy the delicious Christmas flavor of Puerto Rican coconut eggnog! Please note that this recipe is for adults only as it contains alcohol. Happy holidays!

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