#DOTW: Coquito

If you have any friends from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, then I’m guessing you have already had a taste of Coquito for the holidays. This delicious and creamy concoction has caused major fun at major holiday parties. I have taste tested numerous versions, I have researched plenty, and the following recipe is what I came up with, sticking to the original recipe as much as possible. But then honestly, I’m not exactly sure what the original recipe is!! Well, this recipe makes a very velvety, coconutty cocktail that I know you will love!



What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of white Coconut Bacardi (regular white Bacardi will do, if you can’t find the coconut version)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut (preferably Coco Lopez)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients and serve chilled or over ice! Happy Holidays!


Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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