|Primary alcohol by volume|
|Standard drinkware||Shot glass|
|Commonly used ingredients||
|Preparation||Place ingredients into blender, blend until well mixed. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate until cold. Serve in small glasses and sprinkle top lightly with nutmeg.|
Coquito is an eggnog-like alcoholic beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, egg yolks, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. The drink is commonly associated with the Christmas holidays, where it is traditionally served along with other holiday food.
Variations of the drink include flavored rum or spiced rum, coconut cream, lemon zest, ice cream, ginger, horchata, chocolate and evaporated milk; these ingredients are not required but are used to make the taste sweeter. Sometimes Coquito is made with pitorro as its alcoholic base. Coquito is served in shot glasses or small cups and it is usually sprinkled with grated nutmeg or cinnamon.
Often fresh coconut milk is used for this occasion and the rest of ingredients are added.
A faster way to prepare coquito is to process all ingredients in a blender, using ground spices.
- Cremas, a variant from Haiti.
- Rompope, a similar eggnog drink from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
- Cola de mono, a variant from Chile.
- Ponche Crema, an eggnog drink from Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago.
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