This drink isn't for kids but is the Puerto Rican Version of Egg Nog combining rum, cinnamon, cloves, coconut milk, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and egg. It's a rich, creamy and delicious.
Coquitos are named for coqui, which is the common name for several species of small frogs that are native to Puerto Rico. They are onomatopoeically named for the very loud mating call, which the males make at night.
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
- 1 (14 ounce) can cream of coconut
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup white rum
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks and evaporated milk. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
- Transfer mixture to a blender, and add cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into glass bottles and chill overnight.
Recipe Source: AllRecipes.com