Coquito is an amazing drink served around the holidays in Puerto Rico. It is Puerto Rican Eggnog, with a hint of coconut and a kick from the rum !
2 cans Coconut milk
(3) 14 oz cans Condensed milk
(3) 12 oz cans Evaporated milk
6 organic Egg yolks
2 cups Water
(8) 3 inch Cinnamon sticks
Vanilla extract, to taste
3 cups dark Puerto Rican Rum
In a 2 quart saucepan, heat water and cinnamon sticks to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until liquid is reduced to one cup. Remove cinnamon sticks and set liquid aside to cool to room temperature.
In a 3 quart saucepan with a wire whisk, beat egg yolks and evaporated milk until well-mixed. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and coats a spoon – about 10 minutes (DO NOT BOIL). Set aside to cool slightly.
When cinnamon flavored liquid has cooled, stir in coconut milk, until well mixed. In serving bowl, combine coconut mixture, yolk mixture, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and rum. Chill well and serve.
Standard garnish: Cinnamon stick and fresh grated Nutmeg
Copyright 2015 Valerie Renèe