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Recipe: A Coquito Cocktail for Christmas!

Like eggnog? You'll love this. Learn to make this delicious, traditional Puerto Rican drink for the holidays.

Neil Patrick Harris is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wondercade. In his spare time he also acts — fairly well, too, as his Tony and Emmy Awards can attest.

November 29, 2023 2:50 pm

Today’s exclusive Wondercade.com recipe comes to us from Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve resort in sunny Dorado, Puerto Rico. Not only is it a recipe that’s A) delicious and B) perfect for the holidays, it’s also C) a traditional Christmas drink from the country that you’re going to fall in love with. (And you don’t even need to be under the mistletoe.) It’s called coquito, which means “small coconut” in Spanish. It may be served with or without rum, so it’s perfect whether you opt to imbibe or not. -NPH

Coquito holds a special place in Puerto Rican culture, embodying the warmth and festive spirit of the holiday season on the island. Recipes can vary from household to household, with different families incorporating their own twists on recipes that were cherished and modified over generations. Our coquito at Dorado Beach honors this beloved tradition with a recipe that creates a velvety, flavorful and comforting holiday beverage. — Executive Chef Jose “Chelo” Ballester

Servings: around 5 or 6 cocktails

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  • 6 oz. coconut milk
  • 14 oz. condensed milk
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk
  • 7.5 oz. cream of coconut
  • 5 oz. white rum
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Copy Directions

    1. Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until mixed well.

    2. Pour into a bottle and refrigerate. Serve in small glasses and garnish with cinnamon sticks.

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