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traditional authentic puerto rican coquito beverage recipe

Coquito (Puerto Rican Holiday Coconut Nog)

Bring Christmas in Puerto Rico to your home with this creamy traditional coquito recipe! This savory coconut and white rum drink mix is perfect for those big family holiday parties! 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Caribbean, Puerto Rican
Prep Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people


  • 2 13.5 oz cans coconut milk (leche de coco)
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 15 oz can cream of coconut
  • 1 cup white rum more or less for taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sticks for garnish optional


  1. Start by mixing all ingredients except cinnamon sticks into a blender. Blend ingredients until the mixture is well-combined. 

  2. Strain coquito into an airtight bottle and place inside a refrigerator to chill for a minimum of one hour. Shake the bottle before serving.

  3. Serve chilled in a lowball glass. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.