Puerto Rican Eggnog (Coquito)
Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Author: Dominick LaRuffa Jr.
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 50 mins
Coquito is a holiday rum drink made with eggs, cream, coconut milk, and spices, and it’s the Puerto Rican version of eggnog.
  • 2 Cups water
  • 8 sticks cinnamon, 3 inches each
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 3 cans evaporated milk, 12 ounces each
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 3 cans sweetened condensed milk, 14 ounces each
  • 3 Cups Puerto Rican white rum (a touch less if you use; 151 proof)
  1. 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.
  2. Remove cinnamon sticks and set liquid aside to cool to room temperature.
  3. 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.
  4. When the cinnamon-flavored liquid has cooled, stir in coconut milk, until well mixed.
  5. In bowl, combine coconut mixture, yolk mixture, sweetened condensed milk and rum. Chill well and serve on the rocks with a cinnamon stick.
  6. Keep refrigerated.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Beverages at https://www.epicurus.com/beverages/puerto-rican-eggnog-coquito/853/