Saturday, December 10, 2011

COQUITO- FELIZ NAVIDAD!

We finally got around to putting up our Christmas tree today, and at our house Christmas means coquito.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with coquito, as I was before I met Jorge, the best explanation is that coquito is Puerto Rico's answer to eggnog.  And a very good answer it is.  I have never been a fan of eggnog, but I looove coquito!  Everyone has their own recipe, so as far as I know, there is no official recipe.  Today, I will share two recipes.  Traditionally, coquito is flavored with rum, but for those of you who, like me, were raised teetotallers, I have a non-alcoholic version as well.  It's still delicious and safe for the little ones.  


COQUITO

2 cans evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can Coco Lopez ® Cream of Coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c coconut rum
1/4 c cognac
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg

Pour all ingredients into blender and mix well. Keep refrigerated. When serving, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

NON-ALCOHOLIC COQUITO

2 cans evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can Coco Lopez ® Cream of Coconut
1 c rum flavoring or extract
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
 
Pour all ingredients into blender and mix well. Keep refrigerated. When serving, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Leave a glass for Santa this year. He'll be so happy he may leave you an extra gift!


Traditionally, this is served in small cups or shot glasses. All this does is ensure that the hostess will be kept busy refilling everyone glasses. I say use a larger glass and get it over with. :)






Until next time, Happy Cooking and Feliz Navidad! : )

A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. - Garrison Keillor
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