This Coquito Recipe is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Don Q rum. All opinions are 100% mine.
This Coquito recipe is a creamy and rich coconut-based Puerto Rican cocktail similar to an eggnog and a deliciously thick holiday drink loaded with spices and rum!
Do you love eggnog? You will love this coquito recipe! Do you hate eggnog? You may still love this coquito recipe!
While the coquito is often referred to as Puerto Rican Eggnog, this recipe doesn’t actually contain any eggs. But it’s just as rich and delicious as the traditional nog we’re used to here in the states.
What Is A Coquito?
A coquito is a Puerto Rican cocktail made with rum and a base of coconut milk and cream. It’s generally sweetened with sweetened condensed milk and laced with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
What I love about this coquito recipe is that it’s so easy to make, you simply add all of the ingredients to a blender (this is my favorite blender) and blend until mixed and allow it to chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
And the best part is, the longer it sits, the better it will taste, which means you can make it way in advance for holiday parties or drink it yourself over the course of several evenings by the fire.
And if you’re making a Puerto Rican cocktail, you have to use Puerto Rican rum! Destilería Serrallés is one of America’s oldest family-owned businesses with a rum making tradition that started in 1865.
Destilería Serrallés is based in Ponce, Puerto Rico where it produces its flagship product, the award-winning Don Q rum, the #1 selling rum on the island.
Don Q Rum is aged, exceptional and environmentally responsible. They’re one of the greenest distilleries in the world and one of the only ones that don’t dispose wastewater into the ocean.
Their Gran Añejo contains rums aged between 9 and 12 years, and Solera rums aged up to 50 years.
What Is In A Coquito?
- Evaporated Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Coconut Cream
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Cloves
- Ground Nutmeg
How Do You Make Puerto Rican Coquito?
A Coquito is a very easy large batch cocktail, simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. To serve, pour into a glass and dust with a sprinkle of spice and enjoy!
This cocktail is loaded up with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg to really pack in the holiday flavor!
The rum truly brings the coquito to life and balances nicely with the rich coconut and spices. It’s bound to be an instant holiday favorite!
More Holiday Cocktails:
- Apple Crumble Cocktail
- Christmas Punch
- New Year’s Eve Punch
- Cranberry Margaritas
- Crock Pot Spiced Cherry Cider
- Christmas Sangria
Coquito – Puerto Rican Coconut Nog
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- Mix all ingredients in a blender at high speed. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Shake or stir well and serve cold in small glasses. Garnish with nutmeg.