RM's Coquito Recipe
Updated: Nov 13
Winter is coming, and with it Coquito Season!
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It is that time of year when Puerto Ricans everywhere start singing the song "La Fiesta de Pilito"
Vamos p'aquí, vamos p'allá
¡Todo Puerto Rico!
A comer pastel y a comer lechón
Arroz con gandules y a beber ron
Que venga morcilla, venga de todo
A song about getting ready to celebrate Christmas "Christmas is just around the corner" and then listing all the traditional foods we Boricuas cook for the Holidays. One that isn't listed is the famous Coquito Cocktail, pronounced co-key-toe, named after the national animal the Coqui; a tiny little tree frog the size of a dime whose collective chirps can be heard for miles.
This beverage is one you have to prepare in advance. You will need to chill the drink overnight and let the cream settle; then shake it up right before you serve. (I like to call it the coquito dance) Disclaimer to those who normally make coquito with eggs, this recipe won't have it, leave it for the eggnog ;)
So if you are looking for a sweet and creamy cocktail to go with your dessert, this might be just what you are looking for:
1-1/2 c. Bacardi silver
1 c. Evaporated Milk
1 c. Condensed Milk
1 can Coco Lopez Coconut CREAM (15oz)
2 tbsps of Lime Juice
Cinnamon powder for garnish
Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Chill overnight or for at least 8 hours
The drink will form a cream that floats to the top, shake the bottle until it blends back into the drink
Pour in a coup glass neat or a highball over ice
Garnish with cinnamon powder
Have a wonderful start to the holiday season!