Coquito, which translates to “little coconut,” is a classic Christmas drink from Puerto Rico. Every family’s coquito recipe is a little bit different, but the must-have ingredients are coconut, rum, and condensed milk. My favorite recipe comes from Cindy, my sister’s mother-in-law. Her version calls for coconut rum, brandy, and a combination of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and coconut milk.
Feel free to make this drink a few days in advance (it’ll keep for about four or five days) and store it in the refrigerator, just make sure to give it a quick shake before serving. Or for a thoughtful—and delicious—holiday gift, bottle it into an airtight container and wrap it in a bow. —Maki Yazawa
Test Kitchen Notes
This recipe is shared in partnership with LG Studio. —The Editors