Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Christmas Tree Hunt with Coquito!

We took a long drive out into the country to do our annual Christmas tree hunt.  This year I introduced a new tradition of tailgating with coquito!  What's that you ask?  Coquito is basically a twist on the old egg nog served during the Christmas season in Puerto Rico.  It's creamy with a coconut and cinnamon flavor, completely delicious! 

My husband renamed it "Christmas Magic" - taste it and you'll know why!

Note: There are a ton of recipes for coquito out there, but mine is a happy mistake that I stumbled upon forgetting an ingredient in the Goya recipe.  It's slightly less fattening than some of the other traditional recipes.

Coquito or "Christmas Magic"

2 (12oz cans) of evaporated milk
1 (15oz can) cream of coconut
1 (14oz can) coconut milk
1/2 cup white rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (more for sprinkling on top)

Combine all ingredients in the blender for 1-2 minutes.  Pour into a pitcher or recycled wine bottle and refrigerate until chilled.  I pour mine over ice and sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon.  You can also increase or omit the rum to your liking!

Please let me know if you enjoy it as much as we do!

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