Coquito (Traditional Puerto Rican Cordial)

Juliann Esquivel


I got this recipe from a good friend and co-worker Samantha. She was born in Puerto Rico. This drink is a traditional from Puerto Rico and is delicious. It is always made by Puerto Rican families around the Christmas and New Year holidays, but you can enjoy it anytime of the year. It will keep forever in the refrigerator. I still have a half bottle from Christmas in the refrigerator. It's so good and smooth.Thanks Samantha. Serve as a cordial and Enjoy


★★★★★ 2 votes

a crowd
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


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  • 1 large
    can of bordens eggnog, during the holidays you can buy bottled egg nog. i like the bordens can egg nog. has a richer flavor.
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut cream, you can buy at the liquor store. is used to make pina coladas
  • 1 can(s)
    coconut milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp
    powdered cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c
    white bacardi rum or the amount you want.

How to Make Coquito (Traditional Puerto Rican Cordial)


  1. Shake large can of Bordens Egg Nogg very well before opening. Add cans of Coconut cream and coconut milk, tsp vanilla and a little cinnamon. Blend everything very very well.
  2. Next add your Rum 1 1/2 to 2 cups white rum. Blend again very well put into a clean empty wine bottle cover with a cork and refrigerate over night. Can be a served the next day but the longer it sets the better. You can use a little less rum if you don't like to strong of a drink.
    Serve in little cordial glasses. Salute Enjoy. Will keep in the refrigerator forever if it lasts that long. Makes a nice Christmas gift during the holidays.

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About Coquito (Traditional Puerto Rican Cordial)

Course/Dish: Cocktails, Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Alcohol
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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