07 December 2011



'De los hijos de mamá, yo soy el gallo pelón. Soy el que toma más ron, con más extremosidad.' 

If you are from Puerto Rico, you definitely know that song. If you aren't, but you speak Spanish, you must be laughing by now.

That is definitely my favorite Puertorican holiday song. Not because it's about an alcoholic son and celebrates extreme rum drinking (our delicious national drink). But because it has a fun rhythm to it.




Now that you know my favorite Christmas song, I want to share my favorite Puertorican Holiday Drink: Coquito!

It's made with Coconut Milk and Condensed Milk. Spiced with Cinnamon, Cloves and Nutmeg. Then we add a few shots of Puertorican Rum, because rum makes the holidays more fun.

It's sweet and creamy, similar to Egg Nog in texture, but richer in flavor. 

If you can't stomach raw eggs, this is the drink for you.

How to make Puerto Rican Coquito ...






 

20 comments:

Yadira said...

OMG! Coquito! This sounds yummy and I couldn't agree more on that song, I almost feel ashamed but it's so Christmasy. :D

El Juan said...

I love Coquito I havent tried it with cloves in a while will have to try. My fam. is from Ponce...but I don't know the song...Who sings it I need to get it!!
--
El Juan

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

@El Juan:

I'm not sure who wrote that song. It's one of those songs that everyone knows and sings during the holidays.

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Simply Tia said...

First heard about coquito in that movie "Home for The Holidays". I am surely going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

skippysays said...

That sounds so delicious- I can't way to try it!
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Divya @ flavourfiesta said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like the perfect alternative to eggnog. I like eggnog, but I'm always looking for something unique. I will try this one out when I get a chance! Now, I need to find Puertorican rum.....

Karisha {Ruborosa Blog} said...
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Karisha {Ruborosa Blog} said...

Yesss coquito! Just bought a bottle for our Christmas party.

Someone told me there's a recipe going around of pistachio flavor coquito. Love to try that!

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

@Karisha:
I've tried Pistachio and Chocolate varieties. The chocolate one I didn't like, but the pistachio was very good. Don;t have a recipe though. I guess they use some sort of flavoring or extract.

Clara Turbay said...

I like how you put together your ideas in this blog.

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Miss Lou said...

yo kiero coquitoooooooo provare esta receta en estos dias ;)

TheYummyMorsel said...

I like the combination of ingredients used. Must taste divine! Wonderful clicks.

Reem | Simply Reem said...

Delicious!!!!
This drink look so so good, rich and delicious...
Love it.

Viv said...

as you listed the ingredients, i could feel my mouth salivating!!! its sooo tempting and sounds so delicious....the spice, the coocnut, the condense milk...the egg-nog-like texture...wow.

merry xmas yadi :)

Maria Ortiz-Cintron said...

Yadsia, you have a seriously beautiful blog! I love it! I stumbled upon it while on Pinterest. Great pics and awesome recipes. Great job!

Yadsia @ShopCookMake said...

@Maria Ortiz-Cintron:

Where are you from? On my mother's side, I'm also 'Ortiz-Cintrón'.

Sazón Boricua said...

Wepa!! que empiece la parranda! Me encanta la navidad boricua :)
Es mi primera vez por aquí y espero seguir disfrutando de tus recetas y fotos.

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brican847 said...

This is a very good recipe. I just made a double batch. I used two cans of lite coconut milk and one regular can. I scooped out the cream into my catch and it gave it just the right texture for me. Do you scoop out the cream of the coconut milk or use all of the can?

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