Tis’ the season…
the Christmas Holiday is upon us.
HOLIDAY TRADITIONS…What holiday drink is a tradition from Puerto Rico? Coquito (pronounced [koh-kee-toh]). It is Eggnog. Our family’s version is an eggless eggnog which is spiked with White Bacardi Rum.
Only three ingredients are needed to make this exquisite drink:
‘Tis the season to share the COQUITO LOVE…
A few bloggers have shared their fabulous Coquito recipes.
A special ‘Thank you’ to the bloggers
for sharing their beautiful photos and delicious recipes.
You’re the best!
Interested in other alcoholic drinks which you can serve for the holidays?
Check out a website called Speaking Latino.
The Boricua Bar: A Check List of 10 Alcoholic Drinks From Puerto Rico That You Need to Try
2. Medalla Light Beer
3. Don Q Limon with Cranberry Juice
8. Rums of Puerto Rico
9. Papa Jac
Come with me into the kitchen…Let’s make some Coquito…
Oh, and don’t forget to put on some holiday music to get in the Christmas mood.
COQUITO: PUERTO RICAN EGGNOG
By Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen
1 – 15 oz can cream of coconut (Coco Lopez brand- *recommended brand)
2 – 12 oz cans evaporated milk
1 ½ cups Bacardi Rum-white [add more or less rum to your preference]
1 Open the cream of coconut can and scoop out contents into a bowl.
2 Microwave for about 20-30 seconds until all the cream has melted.
3 Stir until cream is dissolved.
4 Shake the two cans of evaporated milk.
5 Open the cans of evaporated milk and pour into the bowl of cream of coconut.
6 Pour 1 ½ cups (or less) of White Bacardi Rum into the milk mixture.
7 Sift twice through a strainer. * optional
8 Ladle some eggnog in a fancy glass and Enjoy!
Refrigeration is optional. However, chilled is ideal.
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Happy Holidays…Merry Christmas….Feliz Navidad
Enjoy this beautiful song as you sip your Coquito…
One Silent Night by Jaci Velasquez
Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul
Photography by Carmen Ortiz ~All Rights Reserved.
Not to be used without permission.