Coquito is a thick and creamy Puerto Rican cocktail that's made with coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, Puerto Rican rum, pure vanilla extract, and warm spices like cinnamon and ground nutmeg. It is a traditional Christmas drink that is often served cold and is shared with family and friends.
This classic recipe is easy to make and is perfect for serving at home or as a gift. It’s deliciously sweet, thick, and can be chilled for up to 3 days in the refrigerator!
Traditionally, Coquito is made with sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk, but you can add other flavors to customize it. Some popular options include almond extract, coffee, orange liqueur, and chocolate syrup.
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 2 minutes. Once the mixture is smooth, pour it into a glass bottle and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
Store the mixture in bottles or jars and refrigerate until ready to serve. It's best to make it ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.
After a few days, this Coquito will separate, but it's still delicious. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days if you don't plan on serving it within that time frame.
If you want to make Goya Coquito for a special occasion, try making it in advance. It's a great way to impress your guests!