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Photo: Greg DuPree; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Torie Cox

This traditional Puerto Rican cocktail tastes like a very thick and creamy coconut eggnog. It's very rich, so you can serve it over ice, if preferred, to dilute it a little. Feel free to increase or decrease the amount of rum depending on how strong you like it. The drink keeps in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Pro tip: It's great for gift-giving! Simply place in a decorative glass bottle with a stopper for a delightful Christmas gift. 

Serves 18 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

Ingredients

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1 (15-oz.) can cream of coconut
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
2 (12-oz.) cans evaporated milk
3/4 cup cup (12 oz.) white rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
Cinnamon sticks

Preparation

Active: 10 Minutes
Chill: 24 Hours
Total: 24 Hours, 10 Minutes

1. Process cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut milk in a blender or food processor until completely smooth; transfer mixture to a large bowl or pitcher.

2. Whisk in evaporated milk, rum, vanilla, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg.

3. Cover and chill 24 hours.

4. Garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon sticks, if desired.

Created date

September 2016