Egg-free Coquito (Puerto Rican Eggnog)
Is it time for eggnog? It most certainly is, but what if you don’t really like eggnog? Like me. I like the flavors of eggnog, but something about eggnog just weirds me out. After all these years I just can’t get over it. SO I made a version of “eggnog” that I can sit and sip with a smile. This isn’t a dairy free or vegan version, but it doesn’t contain any eggs. Now I can stop being so weirded out. My version is light with coconut flavors throughout, and boozy enough for a party! Similar to a coquito and easy to make!
3 oz. coconut milk beverage
3 oz. evaporated milk
2 oz. coconut rum
1 oz. vodka
A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla extract
For batch cocktail (serves 10-12 )
2- 12 oz. can evaporated milk
3 cups coconut milk beverage
2 cups coconut rum
1 cup vodka
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg and extra for garnish
There are a couple ways to make the coquito. First you can blend all the ingredients together and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Or you can blend the ingredients together with ice and serve right away! Use 2-3 ice cubes if making a single serving, and 1 scoop or 1/2 of a tray if making a batch.
You can sweeten the coquito with honey or maple syrup if desired, but the coconut rum is sweet so try it first!