Coquito is a Puerto Rican holiday tradition backed with coconut, cream, cinnamon and of course, dark, dreamy Puerto Rican rum. It shares some similarities to egg nog; but the rich coconut flavors give Coquito a flavor identity entirely of its own.
Coquito is also great to share--you can bottle it up in 750ml flip top bottles, refrigerate and surprise and delight your favorite people all holiday season long!
4 oz raisins
1 1/2 cups dark rum
2 cinnamon sticks
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut (Coco Lopez)
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
4 oz evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons shredded coconut, optional
- In a large pitcher with a lid (or two large jars with lids - this will make about 56 oz of liquid) add raisins, dark rum and cinnamon sticks. Let sit for 1 hour.
- In a blender, puree all the other ingredients. Pour into the bottle and shake well to combine with rum/raisins mixture.
- Chill for at least 4 hours and store in airtight container in refrigerator for up a month.
- You have to shake vigorously before pouring.