Coquito: A Puerto Rican Holiday Tipple
Nothing says holiday in the States like "Egg Nog."
In Puerto Rico, we drink Coquito. It is a coconut cream cocktail spiked with light and coconut rum, enriched and sweetened with condensed milk, and spiced up with warming, sweet baking spices.
So give this holiday tipple a try and liven your holiday cheer a la boricua. Who better to give us a recipe than someone who lives, loves and bleeds Puerto Rico? The Answer: Chef Jose Mendin, Chef partner at Pubbelly.
This recipe is as easy 'dump 'n' stir' cake mix, so why not give it a shot?
1 1/4 cups DonQ Cristal rum
1/4 cup DonQ Coco rum
2 cans (30 oz. total) coconut cream
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk (use evaporated goat milk for an earthier taste)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 tablespoon nutmeg
1/8 tablespoon cardamon
a pinch of allspice
a pinch of 5 spice
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