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Coquito

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.

Coquito

Ingredients

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

Procedure

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.

Enjoy!

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