How to Make Coquito Recipe

coquito recipeThis is my Coquito Recipe and is an old Puerto Rican tradition punch served and celebrated during the Christmas holidays and New Years celebrations.

The drink is similar to eggnog. The difference is that coquito has rum in it. There are many variations of making coquito.

Today we’ll focus on showing you exactly how my parents taught me how to make coquito. This is the easiest and fastest way to make coquito.

In this video I show you hot to make coquito the easy way.

This is an easy version of a coquito recipe. It’s the way I make it and everyone loves it.

Coquito Recipe breakdown:

  • 1 can of Cream of coconut
  • 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 shot of cinnamon water
  • 1-2 cups of Rum… depending on how strong you want it. (to measure the amount of rum I just use an empty can of cream of coconut and fill it to the rim)

Start by boiling 1 cup of water with the 5-6 cinnamon sticks for 5-10 minutes and let cool.

While that’s boiling go ahead and start mixing the coquito in the blender. Start by adding 1 can of cream of coconut, 1/2 can of condensed milk, 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp of vanilla, when the cinnamon water has cooled down add 1/2 shot of the cinnamon water, fill 1 empty can of the cream of coconut with white rum and pour it in the blender.

Mix well for about 5-10 minutes, taste it and if it’s good, leave as is, if not then add more rum….

Pour it into a glass pitcher, let it chill for a few hours or a day. Serve cold on a nice small glass!!

When to Start Making Your Coquito?

I usually make my coquito the day of the occasion. For example. My family, we celebrate X-Mas on Christmas eve in the evening. So I will prepare my coquito early in the morning.

You can start the day before, but I wouldn’t do it earlier than that. Reason being is because Coquito tends to thicken. If you make your coquito a week early, you will have a very thick drink.

How Long is Coquito Good for?

Chances are that your Coquito will be gone by the end of the night. If not then I would say that it will be good for at least 2 – 3 weeks. Make sure to keep it chilled and in the fridge. Coquito will thicken up. If you feel that it is to thick, then simply add some water to it until you get the desired thickness.

Ok then, that’s pretty much it for me here. I hope you enjoyed this video and are now ready to make your own Coquito.

This is an old family Coquito Recipe and I’m happy to pass it on to you.

Let me know how your coquito turned out by posting a comment down below.

What’s Your Coquito Recipe?

I know there’s so many different ways to make coquito. If you have your own coquito recipe you would like to share, just post them down below. I would love to make it and try it out ;-)