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Coconut Eggnog Recipe: Puerto Rican Coquito

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In Puerto Rico Christmas start when you get the first bottle of Coquito, LOL! If you didn’t know, Puerto Rico is the biggest producer of rum in the world. We have the best of the best! The list of rums, from mixers to delicate liquid gold that rivals the world’s finest brandies, include familiar names like Bacardi, Palo Viejo , Captain Morgan  & Don Q. So now back to the Coconut Eggnog Recipe: Puerto Rican Coquito recipe.

What is Coquito?

Coquito is an alcoholic drink that is very similar to eggnog, you can make with or without eggs. It is made from different ingredients such as evaporated milk, condensed milk, rum, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla, eggs and coconut cream, but ingredients can be varied according to taste. The sweetened condensed milk is often used to make the drink sweeter and the rum can be replaced with Cognac and you can add Brandy too! I like to make my Coquito without eggs. There are so many recipes you can follow but I think is my recipe is simple and easy. If you are looking for a fun and easy recipe to impress your guests, this is your recipe. You can omit the rum if you want to enjoy the flavor without being buzz. 😉

This recipe warms my heart! I hope you enjoy this Coconut Eggnog Recipe: Puerto Rican Coquito! SALUD!

Coquito Recipe
Coconut “Eggnog”

The Rodriguez’s Way


  • 16 oz (2 cups) or less depending how strong you want it, I only add 1 cup of Rum Bacardi. (Any dark rum will work.)
  • 2 cans Coconut Cream (30 oz.)
  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz.)
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/8 tbsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
  • If desire 2 raw eggs ( I don’t know exactly why but I like to omit the eggs. My family always omitted them and it works just fine, Also the traditional recipe don’t call for raw eggs.)
  • Couple Cinnamon Sticks (You can add them as decor or inside your bottle/pitcher/jar)
  • Blender


  1. Mix all ingredients in a blender at high speed.
  2. Quickly pour in a glass rum bottle (that’s the tradition in P.R. or any glass bottle).
  3. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  4. Shake well before serving.
  5. Serve cold in a small glass and garnish with cinnamon stick or ground cinnamon!
  6. Salud!