By ~jb4~ on December 15, 2002
Photo by stormylee
Photo by stormylee
"Coquito is a Puerto Rican version of Egg Nog. It is to die for. I experienced this for the first time last year and I can not get enough. My friend gave me the recipe and she makes it only at christmas, she fills wine bottles with it and then makes them look pretty and gives them as gifts. One taste and you will want more and more."
Serving Size: 1 (270 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Boy is this ever good. Quick easy and very moreish. Love the addition of the spices and the coconut flavour makes a nice change from an egg based mix. I used bacardi. Thanks for sharing."
"!Delicioso! Anyone who says Coquito isn't Coquito without eggs, is wrong. It's easy to make and definitely worth the wait to chill. I left out the nutmeg and still found it to be delicious. It's quite thick, therefore, I'm considering replacing one can of coconut cream with coconut milk. I highly recommend using Coco Lope because it has more of a coconut taste. It's also best to use Bacardi White rum. Cheers. !Gracias!"
"Great recipe! I was reluctant at first because it didn't include eggs. Coming from a PR background many always say, "It's not coquito without the eggs." I am glad I tried it turned out YUMMYLICIOUS! Thanks for sharing."
"This Coquito is the best I've ever tasted. I love it because there is no eggs involved. So, why wait til Christmas. Make it at any time of the year and enjoy."
"It is not Spanish, it is typical drink given during the holidays in Puerto Rico. The holidays run in PR from Thanksgiving to January 7th (Three Kings Day). The coquito name is derived from the beloved Coqui frog, which only lives on the island of Puerto Rico. Attempts to transplant this tiny tree frog have all failed, and the frog only survives on the island of PR. "
"This recipe is exceptionally tasty to begin with. I read some of the reviews and advice and I swapped out a can of the coconut cream with coconut milk and I added ground cloves. And of course I like spice so I added a little more ....That took it to another level. Coquito is a great alternative to eggnog ...just perfect. thanks for the tips."
"I'm from the Virgin Islands...lots of Puerto Ricans (and lots of Coquit) there. This recipe is on point!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Perfect measurements."
"Tad bit too sweet. I would add an additional can of coconut milk."
"I made it for a friend's party using Dee's suggestion to use one can of coconut milk to replace a can of coconut cream. Mine still came out really thick but it was delicious. I was afraid it would be overly sweet but the one can of sweetened condensed milk was perfect. I used a teaspoon of ground cloves in addition to the spices. This is a perfect alternative to traditional eggnog, thanks for the recipe!"
"This is by far the BEST coquito I have ever tasted. I have tasted old school Puerto Rican grandmas version and NOTHING has beat this! so easy and amazing"
"This is a great recipe! Everyone really enjoyed it and it was great for those that are uneasy about the eggs. Thank you so much for sharing!"
"This drink was a huge hit with my family who are critics over their coquito. No eggs needed. Delish!"
"The most important ingredient to the coquito is missing. Please add 4 egg yolks to the mix."
"Yum!!! I made exactly as written. I'm planning to make another batch ;)"
"This is very sweet and if you're a light-weight like me when it comes to alcohol, drink this like you would drink Bailey's. I tried mixing a little of this with hot chocolate and that was pretty good. I actually didn't use the condensed milk because Coco Lopez is sweet already. So, I halved the recipe without the condensed milk and used a whole can of evaporated milk. I'll probably make this again! :)"
"I added 1/2 bottle of white rum and some Aussie bundy for flavour... it tasted better the next day................"
"Great stuff!!!! Once I started making it I had to keep making it!!! Thanks for the different yet delicious recipe!!!"
"I'm not adding stars as I had to make a substitution - I can't get cream of coconut so I had to work around it! I used a 400 ml can of creamy coconut milk and two cans of sweetened condensed milk, and otherwise followed the recipe. So... the end result probably wasn't exactly the same, but still, it was sooo delicious! The drink is thick and creamy and the combination of flavours is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! I love my version of it, and will definitely try the "real deal" once I get my hands on some cream of coconut cans! :-)"