coquito

noun
co·​qui·​to | \ kō-ˈkē-tō How to pronounce coquito (audio) \
plural coquitos

Definition of coquito

: 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

First Known Use of coquito

1958, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Coquito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coquito. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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