Coquito- My New Favorite Drink
Recently I had attended an event a friend was having. The sun had set, guest were mixing and mingling amongst themselves, and salsa music was flowing from the speakers across the room. On a tray little shot glasses filled with cream were being passed around the room.
Drinks in hand we toasted to our host.
In one shot my taste buds exploded and I had found my new favorite party drink.
What is this I ask and what’s the recipe??
Coquito is the response and it’s known as Puerto Rican eggnog. Traditionally made during the winter holiday, but any celebration is a good one. I continue enjoying my evening and leave with plans to make my own Coquito.
So here is what you need:
2 cans coconut cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2.5 cups of rum (white or dark)
1.5 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
6 egg yolks (give the drink consistency)
If you want to mix it up a bit you can add a splash of pineapple juice. Remember the more juice/rum you use the thinner the consistency, and the longer you chill it in the freezer/refrigerator the more body it will have.
Blend all ingredients in a blender on high for 5 minutes.
Serve cold, sip and enjoy