National Coquito Day

National Coquito Day

Coquito is a Puerto Rican version of eggnog. It is a popular holiday drink that features food and drink. Coquito, which can be translated as “little coconut”, is a holiday drink that is richly flavored with coconut and rum. It is truly the island spirit in bottles. Coquito can be enjoyed all year, but it is best to drink it on National Coquito Day. This holiday, Coquito will be made in a shot glass and rimmed with cinnamon. For a traditional Coquito experience, serve it cold in a shotglass and sprinkle the cinnamon on the rim. Although the exact origins of Coquito are not known, it is believed that the original Coquito drink, which was also the one we now enjoy, was created in the early 1900s. It became popular between 1950 and 1970 due to its publication in several top Puerto Rican cookbooks such as Cocine a Gusto or The Puerto Rican Cookbook. Coquito’s tropical flavor spread over time as more people tried it. No matter what the origins of Coquito are, it is delicious. We salute those who created it. While the exact recipe for Coquito is not known, you can find many online recipes. It always requires four ingredients: milk, condensed milk and Puerto Rican Rum such as PALO VIEJO (r) and DON Q(r). While you can use any brand of Rum in a Coquito recipe you can also use condensed milk, cream of coconut, and Puerto Rican Rum such as DON Q(r) or PALO VIEJO(r). This will make the Coquito a creamy alternative. Coquito can be made without dairy, making it vegan-friendly. Once you have found the perfect recipe, just add the ingredients to a blender and blitz until combined. The best Coquito will be made by making the batch ahead of time with your loved ones. The flavors will develop and thicken if you chill the Coquito before serving. Serve the Coquito chilled straight from the fridge, in a cinnamon-dusted glass, as an after-dinner or aperitif. Coquito doesn’t taste as good when it is drunk alone, so make sure you have a Coquito party. One such tradition is the holiday glass of Coquito, which is being preserved thanks to National Coquito Day. A great way to celebrate National Coquito Day, is to make a fresh batch to share with family and friends. This usually happens on Christmas Day. Attach a ribbon to the top. Write on the label “Made with Love” and share some Puerto Rican history.

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