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

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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Cite this Entry

“Coquito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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