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It's Foodie Friday! Puerto Rican Eggnog by Andrea Juarez

Friday, December 03, 2010
Special drinks are as much a part of the holiday season as are Christmas trees, decorations, frosted cookies and gifts. Holiday concoctions raise spirits and bring a little more extravagance to holiday festivities - especially with a little alcohol added. 
In some countries like France and Spain, champagne and fine wine are preferred, while in Britain, you might find hot mulled cider.  But in Puerto Rico, it's coquito (!) - a tropical version of eggnog with coconut milk, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla and, of course, rum.  (Yum.)  Once you’ve had it, it's doubtful you’ll be drinking traditional American eggnog again.
Andrea Juarez, a contributor to®, is a hobbyist food anthropologist who writes about different cultural uses of ingredients on her food blog Fork Fingers Chopsticks.


Denise on: December 3, 2010 at 5:34 AM said...

A Dominican colleague brought a batch of Coquito to a holiday pot luck and it was heavenly!

Thanks for sharing.

p.s. I recently discovered your blog and am a HUGE fan. Please keep doing what you do.

Unknown on: December 3, 2010 at 10:07 AM said...

That's really cool, Denise. I bet it was good too! I wonder what the Dominican version is like. According to Wiki, "A Cuban version (with no garnishes) uses one can of Coco López [a Puerto Rican coconut product], one can of evaporated milk, one cup of white rum, and two scoops of coconut ice cream." Yummmm.


P.S. Thank you, Denise. =) So much.

Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks on: December 3, 2010 at 2:29 PM said...

Coco Lopez is often used in coquito. It's over the top sweet when used with sweetened condensed milk.

Fabdogooder on: December 4, 2010 at 2:26 PM said...

I have a confession--I've never had eggnog before :-/ But reading this make me wan to try Coquito


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