Coquito - Puerto Rican Eggnog

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recipe by Arousing Appetites

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based on 4 ratings

One of the real beauties of drink recipes is that they’re very quick and easy to put together, and you still get a ton of flavor in each glass. When making coquito, there’s only a handful of ingredients you need: egg yolks, coconut milk, condensed milk, rum and various aromatic ingredients and spices. By adding just a tiny bit of ground nutmeg and vanilla extract, you can end up with a little more of a “festive flavor.” Other than that, there’s little else that you’d need to create a delicious drink like this coquito. Pair it with some lechon asado or arroz con guandules, and you’ve got one fantastic Puerto Rican Christmas celebration ahead! Enjoy!

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Condensed milk icon
    Condensed milk
    1 ½ cups (about 468 g)
  • Rum icon
    1 cup (about 228 g)
  • Water icon
    ½ cup (about 120 g)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    3 (about 60 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (about 4.4 g)
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp (about 1.33 g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    ½ tsp (about 1.17 g)
  • Salt icon
    ½ tsp (about 3 g)
  • Flaked coconut icon
    Flaked coconut
    as needed
  • Cinnamon stick icon
    Cinnamon stick
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Highball glass
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  1. Add coconut milk, condensed milk, rum, water, egg yolk and vanilla extract to a clean blender jug
  2. Blend until smooth - medium speed
  3. Add ground cinnamon, nutmeg and salt to the egg mixture
  4. Blend quickly
  5. Let rest in fridge - approx 10 min
  6. Pour egg mixture into highball glass
  7. Garnish with flaked coconut and cinnamon stick
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