23 December, 2009

Coquito Take Me Away

It's been a few weeks full of out of town soirées, planes, trains and white knuckle driving through a blizzard, yet unfinished Christmas shopping, and hundreds of Paperless Post cards still waiting to be, well, posted. I'll have a Coquito with a cinnamon stick garnish please Mr. Belvedere...

(Serves 10)

2 egg yolks
1 (12 fluid oz) can evaporated milk
1 (14 oz) cream of coconut
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup white rum
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In the top of a double boiler, combine egg yolks and evaporated milk. Stirring constantly, cook over lightly simmering water until mixture reaches a temperature of 160 degrees F (71 degrees C). The mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Transfer the mixture to a blender, and add cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. Blend for about 30 seconds. Chill overnight. Or not, if you're desperate like I...

Perfect when paired with Nothing Like the Holidays and a turned off computer...

Kindness of Babe who has been très patient while I have periodically unraveled...XXOO


  1. Coquito sounds wonderful! "Tropical" and comforting at the same time.

  2. Now, that sounds fabulous - must try it over the holidays! Merry, merry!

  3. I hear ya! We are expecting a huge storm on Xmas day!
    Hang in there - it will soon be over and you can simply enjoy your family and new toys :O)

  4. Oh YUM I cannot wait to make this. Thanks for sharing! xxoo

  5. How have I never heard of this drink before? It looks delish, I'll have to give it a try.

    I am thinking about picking up needlepointing and was wondering where do you pick up your supplies?


  6. Found your blog, took an afternoon to read the whole thing. My favorite, hands down! (Shh! Don't tell anyone else!) Merry Christmas! xo Mitsy

  7. Sounds yummy.

    By the way I'm having Heck Family withdrawl (lowering chin.."withdrawl")....

    I keep thinking of how they all blasted into the church at the last minute to hear mom sing ....Axel with his robe? open and Sue in some sort of ginormous snow boots. And that ugly green paint on their walls and that 70s goofy front door with those weird windows.