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Coquito is a traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink, rich and creamy, made with white rum, coconut milk, condensed milk, and spices. This tropical eggnog is a festive favorite, embodying the spirit of the holidays with its sweet, spiced, and comforting flavors.

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Homemade Coquito cocktail for the Holidays


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 2 votes
Course: Recipe
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, coconut milk, coquito, white rum
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
White rum, coconut milk, and spices holiday drink.


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 can condensed milk sweetened
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup white rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Nutmeg pinch
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish


  • Pour the coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk into a blender.
  • Add the rum, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Blend everything until it's smooth.
  • Chill the mix in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Serve cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and a cinnamon stick for garnish.


Coquito is a versatile cocktail that can be adjusted to your taste preferences. If you prefer a more spiced drink, you can add cloves or pumpkin spice to the mixture. If you prefer a stronger drink, you can add spiced rum or whiskey. You can also experiment with different types of milk or cream to create a unique flavor profile.
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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