Friday, December 23, 2011

Coquito

Coquito is a Puerto Rican beverage made with rum that is similar to egg nog. It is usually made around the holidays. It's made with coconut, condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and rum. It is absolutely delicious. This isn't a traditional recipe because cracking open a couple of coconuts and grating them is just too much trouble nowadays. This recipe makes A LOT of coquito. If you want less, use half of everything. This will probably give you a gallon of the drink. This is great for holiday parties, Christmas Eve and Christmas day celebrations. You might have to make this in a couple of batches because all the ingredients won't fit in a blender.

Ingredients:

25.5 oz Coconut Milk
17 oz or less grated Coconut 
2 14 oz cans condensed milk
2 15 oz Coconut cream
1 Tb Cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
Rum (you can use as little or as much as you want Or none at all!)

1. Place all ingredients in a blender (if your blender is big enough). If you can't fit all of the ingredients in the blender use half of them at a time. 
2. Taste and adjust the mix as necessary.
3. Pour into any bottle or a pitcher with a lid if you're serving at home. 
4. Place in the fridge to chill.
5. Shake or stir before serving because the grated coconut will settle on the bottom.
6. Serve and enjoy!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

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