I though I was not going to be able to make a post today since I was supposed to be flying all day, but since weather conditions have delayed all our flights here goes a little extra recipe for this week.
Coquito is Puerto Rico’s egg nog. However, in my recipe, I don’t use eggs. It is a typical drink for the holiday season. Emilio and I have been making this recipe for many years. It is a nice aperitif or after-dinner drink. Also, it is a nice present to bring with you to a Christmas dinner or a Holiday party. People love home-made Coquito! It is best served on the rocks and in small amounts because it is very sweet.
2/3 cup white rum (Don Q Cristal is our favorite)
1 can of condensed milk (sweetened)
7 ounces coconut milk
12 ounces evaporated milk
1/2 tbsp ground cinamon
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes (I buy dried coconut, open it, and grate the white part. Freeze the rest for another recipe.)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix well by pulsing. Do not blend in a continuous speed because too much air will get in the mixture and will overflow. Wait until machine blade has stopped and remove lid. Pour into glass bottles with a funnel and refrigerate.
Note: This Coquito recipe has a moderate alcohol quantity. If you wish a stronger rum taste, substitute with 3/4 of a cup of white rum.