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Creamy Christmas Coquito

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Are you ready to indulge in the most delicious and creamy Christmasy cocktail ever? Say hello to the Christmas Coquito!

I can’t even tell you how yummy this drink is. Move over eggnog and Baileys cuz the Coquito definitely has you beat! 

This traditional Puerto Rican Christmas drink is a heavenly blend of Coconut Milk, Coconut Creme, Sweetened Condensed Milk, and Evaporated Milk, infused with the delightful flavors of two types of rum, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.

Christmas Coquito

Let’s dive into how to make this delicious drink!

The Coquito Magic

The Coquito is not just your ordinary holiday drink—it’s a festive delight that surpasses eggnog, and the absence of eggs makes it even more exceptional.

With the richness of Bacardi Gold and Bacardi Silver rums, this cocktail recipe promises an excellent flavor profile that will leave you craving more.

A Gift from Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, the tradition of mixing Coquito begins even before Thanksgiving.

Why? Because the longer it sits, the better it tastes.

This recipe yields a generous batch, making it perfect for gifting to friends and neighbors during the Christmas season.

Imagine cute mason jars adorned with ribbons and cinnamon sticks—what a delightful and thoughtful present!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Before you dive into making this festive concoction, gather the following ingredients:

  • 1 13 oz Can Coconut Milk
  • 1 Jar or Can 15-22 oz Creme of Coconut
  • 2 – 12 oz Cans Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Gold Rum (Bacardi Gold)
  • 3/4 Cup White Rum (Bacardi Silver)
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg

Equipment Needed

To craft this delectable drink, you’ll need:

  • 1 Large Blender

Simple Steps to Coquito Bliss

  1. Blend to Perfection: Start by adding Coconut Milk, Creme of Coconut, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Evaporated Milk, 3/4 cup each of Gold and White rum to your blender. Include 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp of nutmeg. Blend until smooth.
  2. Bottle Up the Goodness: Pour the blended mixture into large bottles or pint-sized mason jars. This recipe should yield approximately 5-7 jars. Don’t worry about filling them to the top.
  3. Festive Refrigeration: Refrigerate the Coquito for up to two months. In Puerto Rican tradition, the longer it sits, the more the flavors meld and intensify.
  4. Serve and Garnish: Serve the Coquito cold, straight up, and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Add a cinnamon stick for that extra touch.

Garnishing Tips

Add an extra touch of holiday magic to your Coquito by garnishing the rim of your glasses.

For a delightful presentation, dip the rim into white corn syrup and then into shredded coconut, creating a snowy effect.

This step is optional, but it adds a festive touch to your sipping experience. I only do half the glass so you can drink from the plain side!

Christmas coquito with cinnamon stick

Lasting Indulgence

Because there are no eggs or fresh milk in this recipe, your Coquito will stay fresh for up to two months in the refrigerator, as long as it’s well-stocked with rum.

Consider doubling the recipe to share the joy with friends, but make sure to keep enough for yourself—trust me, it’s that good!

Gifting the Coquito Joy

Christmas Coquito in mason jars with bow & cinnamon stick

Make It Personal

Gifting Coquito is more than just sharing a drink; it’s about spreading holiday joy. Personalize your presents by using mason jars or old wine bottles, tying bows around them, and adding a cinnamon stick for that extra festive touch.

DIY Gift Tags

Enhance the gifting experience by attaching a tag with the name of the drink or even a recipe card. Your friends and neighbors will appreciate not just the delicious Coquito but also the opportunity to recreate this festive treat themselves.

Coquito Cocktail Party Favors

Planning to host a Christmas party? Consider making a batch of Coquito to serve and prepare extra for guests to take home. Provide small, beautifully packaged portions as party favors, and watch your guests leave with smiles and gratitude.

Share the Christmas Spirit

Coquito is not just a drink; it’s a taste of Puerto Rican Christmas tradition. Share the warmth and spirit of the season by gifting this creamy concoction to loved ones, colleagues, or anyone you want to make feel special.

Conclusion

Whether you’re preparing this creamy Christmas coquito for a holiday party or as a heartfelt gift, one thing is certain: make sure to save a big jar for yourself.

You’ll be thanking yourself later as you enjoy the holidays with a cup of Coquito in hand.

Cheers and Happy Holidays to all!

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An incredible Christmas Cocktail which originated in Puerto Rico. It's a creamy blend of Coconut Milk, Coconut Creme, Sweetened Condensed Milk, Evaporated Milk, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Light and Dark Rum. You will be obsessed and will start a new Christmas Cocktail tradition!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 20

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 13 oz Can Coconut Milk
  • 1 Jar or Can 15-22 oz Creme of Coconut
  • 2 12 oz each Cans Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Gold Rum I use Bacardi
  • 3/4 Cup White Rum I use Bacardi
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg

Garnish

  • 1 TB Coconut around 1/2 the glass This step is optional – I use White Corn Syrup to make the coconut stick to the glass. I only do half the glass so you can drink from the plain side
  • 1 Light Sprinkle of Cinnamon on top
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients (except for garnish) in a large blender
  • Do not add ice
  • Pour Cocktail into two to three large bottles or 6-7 pint size mason jars
  • Keep in refrigerator for up to two months
  • Serve cold straight up and garnish with sprinkle of cinnamon and a cinnamon stick
  • This drink is very rich and delicious and does not need to be served in large portions
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