*Post Updated with Recipe in December 2018*
It's the day before Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Coquito Making Time!
And because I love you all, below you'll find my very own "Keep it Simple" Coquito Recipe!
May Coquito fill you with as much joy as it fills me during las Navidades!
For the uninitiated, Coquito is the holiday drink of choice in Puerto Rico.
Coconutty, creamy, and full of rum, this yummy treat is a holiday hit all over the island. Every family — heck every family member — has their own recipe.
Below you’ll find the one I’ve settled on because it’s easy to remember, easy to make, and it hits the spot every year.
Enjoy my version or your own variation this holiday season.
Tip: Make extra! Bottles of Coquito make great holiday gifts! ¡Salud!
Li Yun's "Keep It Simple" Coquito Recipe
One batch makes enough to fill three 16 oz bottles.
Note: the measurements above for the canned ingredients can vary based on the brand, so don’t worry too much about the exact oz — just get the cans closest to the amount indicated and use the whole can.
Variations: you can experiment by adding other flavors to your Coquito: chocolate coquito, coffee coquito, and almond coquito are three popular flavors I’ve tried in Puerto Rico.
Bottles: I like to use the types of bottles at the end of this post for gifting coquito.
"I'm Dreaming of a Coquito Christmas" by (my friend) Suset Laboy
This great write up on our Boricua holiday tradition features pictures of my Coquito prep station and of my Coquito recipe. ¡Salud!
Before You Go
Li Yun Alvarado
Puerto Rican Poet, Scholar & Parent
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