If you’ve never tried a coquito before—or if you’ve avoided this holiday cocktail because of the dairy—you’re going to want to keep reading!
A coquito is a rich and creamy (and oh so delicious) cocktail that’s traditionally made in Puerto Rico to celebrate the holiday season. Think eggnog, but even better! It’s made with coconut, rum and milk, plus hints of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. My husband and I put a healthy, dairy-free twist on the recipe—swapping out all the cow’s milk for almond milk and condensed coconut milk. Such an easy swap, and so worth it!
Our signature Casa Rigi Coquito has become staple in our house during the holiday season, and we love bottling it and gifting it to friends. Try the recipe yourself and get in the holiday spirit!
- 1/2 Cup Rasins
- 1 1/2 Cups Dark Rum
- 3 Cinnamon Sticks
- 1.5 Cup Almond Milk
- 1 Can Cream Of Coconut
- 1 Can Condensed Coconut Milk
- 1 Can Coconut Milk
- 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- In a large pitcher, add raisins, dark rum, and cinnamon sticks. Let sit for 1 hour.
- Blend the almond milk, cream of coconut, coconut milk, nutmeg, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
- Add the blended mixture into the pitcher and shake well to combine with rum/raisins mixture.
- Chill for at least 4 hours and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
- Pour your mixture into a glass, garnish with coconut flakes and cinnamon sticks ( optional ) and enjoy!