Traditional Coquito, a beloved festive drink is Puerto Rico’s answer to eggnog, paired with molasses cookies. Enjoy the story behind the recipes!
Originating from the shores of Puerto Rico, coquito stands as a beloved festive drink, often referred to as the island’s answer to eggnog. This creamy cocktail infuses coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, warm winter spices, and a generous splash of rum. Families gather during the holiday season to share the joy of mixing and enjoying this creamy libation. Its smooth texture and tropical flair make it a quintessential drink for celebrations, offering a wonderful escape to warmer climates amid the winter chill.
On the other hand, molasses cookies carry a sense of rustic charm, harkening back to old-fashioned baking traditions in many cultures. These cookies have a deep, robust flavor profile owing to the use of molasses—an unrefined sweetener with a distinct, bittersweet taste.
Coquito and molasses cookies are a match made in dessert heaven. This creamy, tropical coquito, made traditionally – minus the rum so everyone can enjoy it, complements the bold, spicy flavors of molasses cookies, creating a fantastic treat for this holiday season.
Coquito and molasses cookies encapsulate the essence of holiday traditions—warmth, togetherness, and indulgence. Each carries a story steeped in culture and nostalgia, inviting us to slow down and relish the simple pleasures of life.
As the holiday season unfolds, take a moment to savor these delightful treasures, whether it’s sipping a velvety glass of coquito or nibbling on a batch of freshly baked molasses cookies. In these culinary delights, find a taste of tradition and a reminder of the joy that comes from sharing good food and even better company.
These recipes come directly from Cura’s catalog of delicious and thoughtful recipes. Please enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season!
Cura Director of Culinary John Cramutola