Toast The Holidays With Some Traditional Coquito! (Receta)

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It’s that time of the year again for gatherings with la familia, hashtagging Christmas decor pictures, and of course the traditional drink, Coquito (similar to eggnog). This super sweet, super delicious alcoholic concoction is definitely a must at almost every Latino holiday gathering.

While there are many recipes for Coquito, they all involve cream of coconut and the traditional rum. So how bad could any of them be, right?

Here is our Traditional Coquito recipe …

  • 3 egg-yolks (we recommend organic eggs)
  • 1 can of coconut cream (we recommend Coco Goya)
  • 1 can condensed milk (12 – 14 ounces)
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 – 14 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 5-8 ounces white rum (adjust to taste, may be omitted- we prefer Bacardi Rum)
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • couple shakes of ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt

Put everything into a blender and give it a quick mix. Start with the 3 egg organic egg yolks, and add the coco cream and remaining ingredients next. Don’t over-do the cinnamon and nutmeg, too much makes it lose its smooth flavor. If you omit the rum, you might want to add a little water to cut some of the sweetness.

Store in the refrigerator in an old rum bottle, and serve chilled or at room temperature. Disfruta y Felicidades!

Feel free to share a picture of your Coquitos with us @TrendingLatinos. Here is our delicia made over the Thanksgiving holiday to kick-off the festive days ahead- #Salud!

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Article By: Lifestyle Contributor Skelin R.

 

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