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Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Hour: Coquito-Puerto Rican Eggnog

Now that I have made Coquito, let the holidays begin.  I started my morning making coquito.  I wanted to make it for the weekend, and make enough to last for a few days.  Coquito is one of those drinks you must have in your refrigerator for the holidays, and there is nothing better than making you own.

There are many recipes out there, so I reviewed a few and came up with this recipe.  I made a couple of batches, one with rum, and one without for those of us that like virgin drinks. 

You don't have to add the egg yolks, but adding the yolks will make the coquito thicker.

This is what you will end up with after you are done.  Plenty to last you for a few days. 


20 cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
2 cups of water
2 small pieces of fresh ginger
3-15 ounce cans of Coco Lopez (cream of coconut)
2-12 ounce cans of evaporated milk
1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1-13.5 ounce can of coconut milk
4 egg yolks-optional
2 tsp ground cinnamon 
1/4 ground nutmeg
2 cups of rum-optional

In a sauce pan boil together the water, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger.  Then, simmer for about 15 minutes.  Once done set aside to cool. Take out the cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger. 

I like to make the coquito in two separate batches.  In your mixer add 1/2 of the ginger, cinnamon and cloves water, 1 1/2 can of Coco Lopez, 1 can of evaporated milk, 1/2 can of the sweetened condensed milk, 1/2 can of coconut milk, and 2 egg yolks.  Mix for a few minutes, until well combined. Add 1 tsp of cinnamon,  1/8 ground nutmeg, then add 1 cup of rum.  Mix for a least two minute to combine all of the ingredients.  Repeat the process all over again for your second batch.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Shake well before serving.  Enjoy!


  1. Making some this weekend.

  2. So my husband loves coquito,his mother always makes it for the Holidays. Ive never made it but your recipe sounds so good im taking a stab at it this weekend.

    1. Well you should..you are going to be very happy with the results. If you don't care for the eggs, you can omit them. It tastes really good either way..Enjoy!!!!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Coquito!! Thanks for this recipe. I grew up watching my mama make it and couldn't wait to be old enough to have some. Now, I count down until Thanksgiving and then it's on! I enjoy a small glass of coquito over ice and it is so amazing. Now if only mi familia were closer to enjoy some with me.

    1. You are welcome..I'm the same way, I need my coquito..Happy Holidays!

  4. You describe my coquito to the tee. The only thing is that I put more rum in it

    1. Then you obviously make a good Coquito..Happy Holidays!!

  5. came out so good thanks : )

  6. I never made it using water but this time im going to try it.Thank you and happy holidays..

    1. It's a great recipe, I hope you like it..Happy Holidays to you too!!