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!