Coquito is an alcoholic drink that comes from Puerto Rico. It is traditionally served on Christmas and New Year. The ingredients include rum, coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. The many variations of coquito also includes cooked and uncooked recipes. This coquito recipe requires heating the drink on the stovetop, then cooling and chilling it.
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ⅛ cup sweetened condensed milk
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground cloves
- ¼ cup rum I used Bacardi
- In a small sauce pan, stir together the coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- Heat gently, stirring, just until bubbly.
- Turn off the heat.
- Cool the milk and spice mixture, stir in the rum, transfer to a jar with a screw-type cap and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- Pour the cooled mixture into a glass.
- Serve the coquito chilled.
There are variations of coquito that include raw egg yolks but, of course, I stayed away from those for the same reason that I’ve never made eggnog.
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