With all the hubbub of catching up with your loved ones, you live with, or over zoom calls, or co-workers are getting to you... it can still be madden, and we, well, not I, you guys, may overlook to take time for the nice cock-a-tail to enjoy during the holidays. While I love my gin and tonic, I often give it a rest to enjoy other mind altering delights. You may recall the Elder Family recipe I make and enjoy. OMG!!!! If you want eggnog... than try it. It's the recipe that's been in the family for ages on my mothers side. But it is potent. It can be found here on the blog. While I'll enjoy that once I'm home, this year I wanted to try Coquito. Coquito is a traditional coconut punch served at Christmas and New Years in Puerto Rico. The creamy sweet drink is similar to eggnog, but without the eggs, still has rum, but with tropical elements of coconut. I tried it last night and oh my..... sugarplums....did it make me feel very warm and fuzzy!
What you'll need.
1 can of sweetened cream of coconut
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 can of unsweetened lite coconut milk
1/2 can evaporated milk (3/4 cup)
1&1/2 cup of spiced rum
1/2 vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4tsp ground clove
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish.
For the rum, I use and swear by, the Kraken. It's a very tasty black spiced rum. Take all the ingredients and place into a blender and blend till completely smooth. Get your glass ready. I took my glass and rimmed it in some of the milk, then dipped it in confectioners sugar. Filled the glass with ice, then pour in the coquito.
Get your grater and don't forget to garnish on top some fresh nutmeg.
The finished drink...
I had a couple while doing some baking . I made another batch of tea biscuit to send off, and a loaf of Apple Spice bread for the lady at the market.
And then I had another one. I slept like a baby last night.
If anyone tries it, or the eggnog, let me know.