Bartender-Approved Coquito Recipes You Can Make at Home
I grew up thinking "ponche" (eggnog with a lot of alcohol) was the drink of choice for the holidays. In the Dominican Republic, everyone shows up to a holiday party with a bottle, whether homemade or bought from a local entrepreneur. That was pretty much my life, until I moved to NYC and discovered coquito. The so-called "Puerto Rican eggnog" is a mix of rum, coconut milk, coconut cream, and sweetened condensed milk. The coconut flavor was a game changer to me, and soon I realized I couldn't have another holiday season without it.
After I made peace with the fact that holiday calories don't count, I went on a quest to find the best coquito in NYC. I tried many, but honestly, nothing will taste as good as the one you make yourself. That's why I've gathered a few bartender-approved coquito recipes with different twists so you can give it a try at home and enjoy the holidays with a little extra flavor!