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Coquito - Holiday Cocktail Recipe

About The Coquito Cocktail

This rich and creamy rum-spiked Coquito is a classic Puerto Rican holiday cocktail recipe.

Ingredients in the The Coquito Cocktail

Unsweetened coconut cream
Cream of coconut (such as Coco Lopez)
Vanilla Bean
3 tsp
Ground nutmeg
Cinnamon sticks
750 ml
Añejo or spiced rum


How to make The Coquito Cocktail

Combine all the ingredients except the rum in a saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat, let cool and stir in the rum.

Transfer to bottles (making sure that at least one cinnamon stick goes into each bottle), seal and store in the refrigerator.

Serve over ice in rocks glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

Cocktail Profile

Flavor: Creamy, Sweet

Base Spirit:
Cocktail Type:

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Discussion (8)

  • mcrandolph posted 1 day ago

    I'm assuming it's 1 can of the cream of coconut, how much on the unsweetened coconut cream?

  • mizzvelez83.da65a8 posted 1 year ago

    As long as you keep the lid tight on the container, it's okay to keep in there for up to 3-4 days. It won't even last that long once everyone gets a taste, lol.

  • kashmirkat posted 2 years ago

    Oh, and I found unsweetened coconut cream at the Asian Market if that helps anyone :)

  • kashmirkat posted 2 years ago

    After having this Thanksgiving 2012, I knew I wanted to try making it at some point -- The version I had then had coconut in it as well (The person who brought it had purchased it from a Puerto Rican woman). I made it as written with the exception of adding unsweetened organic coconut -- After it cooled I poured some (maybe 2 cups) into the blender and added the coconut to it and pureed it - yum! :)

  • angelfulwider posted 2 years ago

    How long can you store this in the refrigerator?

  • posted 3 years ago

    Unsweetened coconut milk will give you a similar flavor, but it's not as thick as unsweetened coconut cream, so the final product won't be quite as rich in texture.

  • Edwin posted 3 years ago

    So I just made this recipe with Captain Morgan...I must Say, ITS TO DIE FOR!!!

  • edwin posted 3 years ago

    Having a hard time finding Unsweetened coconut cream! Would coconut milk do?

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