Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ready For Thanksgiving? An Updated Coquito Recipe

If you're a deep thinker, then you know I make Coquito every year just in time for the holidays.  

I whip up bottles for my guests, as a gift to friends, and I bring a bottle to every fiesta. It's not the holidays without it!

Well, last year my sister came over and gave my Coquito an upgrade. Oh how decadent it was. Of course, I must once again share my recipe with Buttercups amazing upgrade



Check out my original Coquito recipe on youtube



BUY ALL OF YOUR INGREDIENTS:

12 oz. Sweetened Cream of Coconut (ex. Coco Lopez)
12 oz. Evaporated milk (ex. Carnation)
14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk (ex. Magnolia)
 ¾ Cup of White Rum (ex. Bacardi white or Don Q)
1 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract (ex. McCormick's)

1 12oz Bag of sweet coconut flakes


GET YOUR TOOLS TOGETHER:
 

1 Can Opener
1 Large Funnel
Blender (large enough for 5 cups)
1 Decanter or Empty bottle of rum (presentation is important!)

Oven
1 Flat non-stick baking tray
Martini glasses (or any sexy serving glass).
 
NOW IT'S TIME TO CREATE!

Open all of the cans and pour each of them into the blender.

Pour in the cinnamon, vanilla and rum.
Cover the blender and blend until smooth.
With your funnel on top of the open decanter (or empty bottle) pour in this batch of Coquito. 

Refrigerate for at least three hours.

GET READY TO BAKE! 

Before your guests arrive, place one even layer of coconut flakes on a baking tray.
Set your oven to 350 degrees, and bake for 5 to 7 minutes (however long it takes to get them nice and brown, but not burned! So watch closely). Remove and let cool.
 

WEPA! PREPARE TO SERVE! 

Once your Coquito is ready, shake and pour into your sexy serving glasses... these look awesome in Martini glasses by the way (see pic above!). Then sprinkle your coconut flakes on the top.
Your house will smell awesome and your Coquito will taste like heaven!!!!  


GIFT HINT: 

If bringing this for guests, tie the baked (and cooled) coconut flakes in a small satchel to the neck of the bottle. It's super cute and handy for guest preparation. You can also make the recipe without rum so kids can enjoy it with you.


I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving with tummies full of Coquito!!!