COQUITO: Puerto Rican Eggnog…’tis the season to share the Coquito Love

Tis’ the season…

the Christmas Holiday is upon us.

Coquito LOVE

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.

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Only three ingredients are needed to make this exquisite drink:

Coquito ingredients Cream of Coconut – Coco Lopez Brand is THE BEST
Evaporated Milk
White Rum – Bacardi Brand

‘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!

Erica of Poo Loves Boo

coco1 Fara of Little Things Creations

FaraPartyDesign-CoquitoPhoto-ChristmasShooting Michelle of Krumble Cakes & Sweets


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
1. Pitorro
2. Medalla Light Beer
3. Don Q Limon with Cranberry Juice
5. Chichaíto
6. Coquito
7. Bilí
8. Rums of Puerto Rico
9. Papa Jac
10. Gasolina

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. 

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

One Silent Night ~ guitar photo by Carmen Ortiz of Baking is my Zen


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14 Responses to COQUITO: Puerto Rican Eggnog…’tis the season to share the Coquito Love

  1. Post looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing my recipe. I think in order to welcome December another bottle is in order. Salud!!!

  2. Elaine says:

    We really enjoy rumpope this time of year, but I like that this is eggless. Looks really tasty!

  3. This drink looks divine! So simple and yet I can already taste the coconut! Yum! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I hope that I got it right with the posting of comments this time….:)

    Your post is beautiful and really heartfelt. Wowza! Thank you for the recipe and the photoraphy is awesome. I feel the SPIRIT!

  5. Great twist to the usual eggnog I have!

  6. This is a lovely drink…my sister-in-law used to make it years ago…I forgot about it until now!! Great post, Carmen!!

  7. Great post, Carmen.
    Love this recipe with the cream of coconut and will have to try this one for sure. Happy to see a different version than the typical one I am familiar with, the egg variety.

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