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12.06.2010

Coquito for the holidays

The HOLIDAYS are here!!!  Cheer them on with a nice bottle of DELICIOUS homemade Coquito.

Yes, Coquito!!!!! A delicious coconut cream liqueur which is a holiday tradition in Puerto Rico. Impress your family and friends with this yummy beverage this holiday season.

Coquito means little coconut.  

Based on a traditional recipe, my Coquito is utterly delicious and unforgettable. Enjoy a mixture of flavors which include coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, and more.
 
Coquito can be poured into glass bottles (wine bottles) and given as a gift to the host/hostess of a party. Just remember to keep it cold.  

Surprise your friends with something different by gifting them some delicious home made coquito.


My Coquito Recipe

1 can of condensed milk (i use magnolia),
2 cans each of evaporated milk and coconut cream (i use coco lopez)
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
2 tsp of vanilla
1 bottle of Bacardi (375ml)
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Directions:  
In a blender, put together the condensed milk, evaporated milk and coconut cream. 
Blend so it mixes well.  
Next add your cinnamon, and vanilla and blend it up again.  
Last, add half of the bottle of bacardi.  
Taste it. 
If it doesn't have the kick you are looking for, keep on adding.  
I usually use the whole bottle.

For storage, glass bottles are best however, you can use plastic.  From what I understand, as long as the Coquito is refrigerated, since there is liquor in it, it can last up to a year!  

Buen provecho!  

If you use this recipe, please leave a comment.  I'd love to know what your thoughts are.

**Please note, some recipes call for eggs.  Since I know people with egg allergies, we just don't use it.  You can store the mix in a glass or plastic bottle.  I have tastes great mixes coming from both kinds of bottles.  However some people, like me, prefer glass.           

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6 comments:

Nancy said...

I made this two days ago, it's a bit thick on top, is that normal? Is it still good?

Maa said...

It happens. It's still good. If this mix is too thick for your taste, you can put the contents back into the blender, and then add some water. So, depending on how much of the coquito you put in the blender, I'd say - eye it out with the water. Enjoy my friends!

Tanya said...

your recipe is exactly like the one i use except that i use can on condensed milk, evaporated milk, and crema de coco plus the rum and vanilla and cinammon... i'll try your way and see how it goes...

Anonymous said...

Made some more last night. Love this stuff!!

albina N muro said...

try this ~! singles holidays

claryssa correa said...

I love thick Coquito. Add mini kisses and you get chocolate Coquito. Fantastic!

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