Andes Coquito

Andes Coquito



I dream about Coquito all year long. I am one of those eggnog obsessed folks, so it should come as no surprise that I also love Coquito. Often referred to as the Puerto Rican Eggnog, Conquito is a perfect blend of rich coconut, vanilla and cinnamon, all blended into one delightful frothy drink. As soon as a slight chill hits the air, I start stocking up on the ingredients. I do no kid.

During the holidays, our perpetually warm weather in North Carolina can make it difficult to get into the mood. Enter Coquito. It's Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, all wrapped in one.



This year I decided to get a head start on my Coquito making. I also decided to experiment a bit by including one another one of my favorite holiday indulgences-- Andes. So far, I've received favorable reviews from my expert taste tester, Little J, but to be fair, she tends to enjoy anything with chocolate. So, in an effort to remain fair and unbiased, I'll let you guys try it our yourselves and be the judge.

This easy Andes Coquito recipe starts off with the same ingredients as the regular Coquito, but with the addition of a handful of Andes Crème de Menthe. It's a true crowd pleaser and will instantly get you and your guests into the holiday mood.

Now enough about how delicious it is, let's get to work.



 Ingredients


1 1/2 cups of coconut flavored Bacardi (or to your preference)
1 15oz of coconut cream
1 13.5oz of coconut milk
1 12oz of evaporated milk
1 14oz of condensed milk
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon
½ package of Andes Mint Chocolates (or to your preference)
1 teaspoon of water Chocolate syrup (optional)



 Instructions 


 Melt Andes chocolate in either the microwave, in ten second intervals, or over a double boiler.

Add in water to thin out chocolate a little.

Add all of the ingredients, into a blender (you may have to do this in batches). Blend until well combined, about 30-60 seconds. Place Coquito into a container and refrigerate for at least two hours before serving. Stir and serve.


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May the warmth and joy of Christmas remain with you all throughout the year.

Cheers!





15 comments :

  1. Oh my! This sounds and looks so yummy!I might have to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  2. This sounds delicious! Andes Candies are my favorite holiday treat! Anything with peppermint is actually! Can't wait to try this!

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  3. This would be fun to have for a Christmas party! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. This is the first time I've heard of coquito but the way you describe it - I want a huge mug right now! It's always cold where I am so this would be the perfect drink.

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  5. I've never had this before but it sounds delicious. I'm pretty sure my husband would love this!

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  6. What a tasty twist to coquito! I bet the mint flavor is delicious. Looks like I have a new cocktail to try!

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  7. I've never heard of coquito before, and it sounds delicious! The addition of mint chocolate sounds great, too.

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  8. I'm not typically an eggnog fan but this sounds yummy! I've never had coquito, thanks for the suggestion!

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  9. Oh yes please!!! This is my kind of drink my friend!!

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  10. I've never had coquito, but I'm about to change that. This drink looks delicious and it has chocolate in it. I'm sold! Thanks for the recipe.

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  11. This really sounds delicious! Perfect for a chilly day.

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  12. Oh gosh, I can't remember what restaurant it was, but when I was younger, we'd go to an Italian restaurant and they'd always give us an Andes mint upon leaving. Since then, it brings back such fond memories every time I open one up!

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