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Puerto Rican Rum Punch

Puerto Rican Rum PunchCoquito is a traditional festive drink in Puerto Rico, which inspired this sweet, creamy, coconut flavored punch recipe. Ideal for special occasions and friendly gatherings.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup water
12 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
1 (15-ounce) can cream of coconut
1 (12-ounce) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
1 cup rum
Ground cinnamon (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place water, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat; cover. Cool for 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger piece.
  2. Place cream of coconut, evaporated milk, rum and cooled spice water in blender container; cover. Blend for about 30 seconds or until well blended. Refrigerate in glass container or bottle for at least 2 hours or until well chilled. Shake well before pouring.
  3. To Serve: Serve in aperitif glasses for a 2-ounce serving. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder if desired.

Makes 10 (1/2 cup) servings.

Tip: Place a cinnamon stick in the bottled coquito for extra spice.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.