Where to Get Bottles of Coquito in Miami. We were recently featured on Miami New Times, Miami’s independent source of local news and culture.
The holiday season is here, and Miami celebrates it with coquito. Sometimes called Puerto Rican eggnog, the recipe varies by household, but traditionally it’s made with coconut cream, condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and a healthy helping of rum.
Though no Puerto Rican holiday gathering is complete without a few bottles of this delightfully sweet beverage, Miami has adopted it as its own.
Coquito is a traditional gift, and some people save glass bottles for months to package the creamy libation as presents. In Miami-Dade, you can find coquito at restaurants, bakeries, and bars. Here are some of the best places to buy it:
Chefs on the Run. At Chefs on the Run, find a traditional coquito containing cinnamon, nutmeg, clove-spiced rum, and a special liquor ($20), and a peanut butter variety that blends creamy peanut butter, various sugars, coconut milk, cream of coconut, coconut rum, spiced rum, and a finishing touch of cardamom ($25). Send a message on Instagram @chefsontherun to claim your bottle for pickup at the restaurant. 10 E. Mowry Dr., Homestead; 305-245-0085; chefsontherunhomestead.com.Get your Coquito!