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Easy Coquito Drink Recipe to Enjoy a Cup of Cheer

Coquito is a word I had never heard of before. Turns out it is a delicious drink recipe that I am happy to share with you thanks to Lunchbox. This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

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Coquito drinks on a table.

I had been on the hunt for new tasty drink recipes. Since I haven’t been drinking booze much anymore, I wanted to find a unique recipe that would be tasty with or without alcohol. It will be my turn to host a girls’ night in soon and I want to be prepared to impress.

This coquito is right on the money. Creamy, rich, sweet, and indulgent are just a few adjectives that I would use to describe it. It’s also not a cocktail you see served at every party, so it’s a good way to mix things up a bit.

This coquito recipe is super easy and only took about 5 minutes to whip up. I had all the ingredients in the house to make it in a flash. In fact, my sister has named it the “Quickie Coquito”. We both challenge you to say that fast…or at all.

Coquito Cocktail next to wafer cookies.

Easy Coquito Mixed Drink Recipe

All you need are the following ingredients:

  • Coconut milk
  • Nestle La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Rum (optional, for adults)
Coquito drink topped with cinnamon.

The drink tastes better really cold, so chill for about 30 minutes for the best results. I love the sweet, cinnamon flavor of this drink. It almost reminds me of my favorite ice cream in liquid form. Maybe we should make coquito ice cream?

Yield: 4 drinks

Coquito Drink Recipe

Easy Coquito Drink Recipe

Whip up this tasty drink recipe in no time. This quickie coquito is delicious with or without alcohol. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 Cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • Rum, optional, for adults


  1. Put all ingredients except optional rum into a blender.
  2. Blend well.
  3. Add rum if so desired.
  4. Chill for one hour.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 drink

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 579Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 179mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 0gSugar: 48gProtein: 13g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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This was exactly what I had been looking for in a drink recipe. It can be enjoyed by all, with or without the booze. Mike and I devoured ours as if they were tasty milkshakes.

When I have my girlfriends over, they can spice their coquitos up with some rum if they want. Either way it’s an indulgent treat. Mike has already put in a request for me to make them again on Valentine’s day.

If you like this coquito drink, here are some other creamy drink recipes for you to try:

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Have you ever had a coquito? What’s your favorite specialty drink recipe?


Thursday 20th of February 2014

I've never heard of this, but it sounds good. I think it might also go well with Irish creme.

Julie Wood

Wednesday 19th of February 2014

I have not heard of this drink, but I really want to try it. It is nice that it can be with or without alcohol. I like Hot Buttered Rum in the Winter. It tastes so delicious! I will have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing,

Nermari Broderick

Wednesday 19th of February 2014

This really is the easiest coquito recipe! Coquito is actually a very traditional drink in Puerto Rico during the Christmas and Holiday season. No holiday celebration is ever complete without coquito! And now you know why -- it is delish! While in Puerto Rico they will actually grate and milk the coconut, this is easier and tastes just as yummy. We use Coco Lopez cream of coconut instead of regular coconut milk. Oh, and of course Puerto Rican rum! :)


Wednesday 19th of February 2014

Yum! Sounds great the traditional way, too, but I am all about the shortcuts! ;)

Christine L.

Thursday 30th of January 2014

So yummy!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

Thursday 30th of January 2014

This is new to me but not for long. I'll be trying it "with" rum. :)

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