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Puerto Ricans love the holiday season. I’m serious, guys, We really, really, REALLY LOVE to celebrate. Believe it or not, Puerto Rico takes pride in having the longest holiday season in the world! For six straight weeks, you can find us hosting lots of parties with friends and family, featuring festive music and delicious food. And no Puerto Rican fiesta is complete without coquito, the official holiday beverage of the island.
Coquito is reminiscent of eggnog, but it features the tropical flavors of coconut, cinnamon and rum (OH YEAH!). Everyone has their own recipe, and they’re usually closely guarded family secrets, so I’m super excited to share this recipe for coffee coquito with you. Flavored versions of coquito are a newer trend, and I’ve seen lots of different flavors, like pistachio, chocolate, and of course, coffee!
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My coffee coquito features Cuban Roast coffee for an extra java jolt, but feel free to use your favorite medium-grind coffee. I love sharing coquito with friends and family. Coquito makes a great gift, and will definitely make you the most popular guest at any holiday shindig.
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Coffee Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
A coffee flavored twist on this classic Puerto Rican holiday beverage
- 2 cups pour over brewed coffee cooled
- 1 can evaporated milk
cream of coconut
the sweet stuff you use for pina coladas
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Puerto Rican rum (light or dark) you can add more or less, to your taste
Combine the coffee, milks and cream of coconut in a blender.
Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Blend to combine.
Add the rum (if desired). Refrigerate for 1 hour, to allow the flavors to blend.
Feel free to add more or less rum, just replace any amount you cut with an equal amount of whole milk.
For even more coffee flavor, add 1-2 teaspoons of instant espresso powder to the mix.
Can’t drink or don’t like rum? Substitute a flavored vodka (I suggest coconut or vanilla!)
For a non-alcoholic or virgin coquito, cut out the rum, and replace it with whole milk.