coquito

noun

co·​qui·​to kō-ˈkē-tō How to pronounce coquito (audio)
plural coquitos
: a Puerto Rican beverage that is typically made with rum, sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk, coconut cream, and often additional spices and that is traditionally consumed during the Christmas season
"Coquito is to a Puerto Rican Christmas like dry wood to a winter fireplace—it fuels all Christmas gatherings."Roberto Serralles
Coquito at its best can match any champion eggnog, step for step.Faith Middleton

Examples of coquito in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Explore even more global flavors at home by enjoying your coquito with some traditional holiday desserts from around the world. Colleen Weeden, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coquito was in 1958

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“Coquito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coquito. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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