Blend up a Pitcher of Coquito, Puerto Rican Eggnog for Adults!
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This creamy coconut and cinnamon blended cocktail drink recipe called Coquito is often referred to as Puerto Rican eggnog.
Looking for a unique adult cocktail idea this holiday season?!
Consider making a batch of creamy coconut Coquito to celebrate with friends and family! Coquito means “little coconut” in Spanish and is a popular Puerto Rican tradition to make during the holidays.
The best part is it’s easy to whip up a batch in the blender and then store it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
I am in love with this smooth sweet coconut drink and I know you will be too!
Coquito’s creamy thick texture is sort of like a coconut version of eggnog without the eggs. The cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove spices add lots of festive flavors and you can even add shredded coconut to the rim for a yummy and beautiful presentation.
During the Christmas season, it’s quite popular to make Coquito, bottle it, and give it to friends as gifts. A jar of Coquito will keep stored in the fridge for up to a month!
I loved learning more about making this Coquito recipe as a Puerto Rican family tradition!
My mom came to my house the other day and we made this batch together in the kitchen. Her parents were both from Puerto Rico, and she has fond memories of this drink growing up. You can leave out the rum so it’s a sweet treat for the whole family. My grandparents would freeze non-alcoholic Coquito for popsicles or in ice cube trays to enjoy it as dessert.
Shout out to my fellow Hip2Save Puerto Rican teammate Kaitlyn who sent me this recipe idea to share with you all today! 👏 We are both hoping that you all will enjoy it as much as we do.
Tips for making our Coquito recipe:
- Most of the ingredients you’ll be able to find easily at any grocery store. I recommend using Coco Lopez for the cream of coconut as that’s what most recipes for Coquito use and it’s so delicious. Look for it in the cocktail section of stores like Walmart and Kroger.
- I used white rum because that’s what we prefer but you can use a dark if desired. If omitting the rum altogether, consider replacing it with additional coconut milk.
- As the Coquito chills in the fridge, the flavors get even better as they have a chance to hang out! Make sure to plan beforehand for chill time.
- You can use ground spices or whole. I had some whole nutmeg and zested it by hand. Oh man, it smelled delicious!
Coconut Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
yield: 8 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 4 HOURS
total time: 4 HOURS 10 MINUTES
Creamy coconut milk and cinnamon drink served with rum for the holidays
- 15-ounce can cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
- 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
- 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups light rum (or replace with more coconut milk if wanting no alcohol)
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- pinch of ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- shredded coconut (for garnish)
- cinnamon sticks (for garnish)
This drink is so crazy GOOD!
To be honest, I usually am not a fan of coconut drinks like pina colada. Coquito is a much different tasting beverage with the cinnamon and nutmeg flavors included. I love that it’s an easy party drink to whip up in the blender and you can make it ahead of time.
Here’s what my teammate Kaitlyn thinks of this Coquito recipe:
“Coquito is such a fun and festive holiday drink that brings people together! I’m not even a huge coconut-lover, but it tastes like the holidays for me. I always make it for friends and family, sometimes even gift it by decorating the bottle with Christmas stickers and ribbon, and everyone loves it!”
Want more coconut? Try baking this easy coconut cake!