Of course, it’s time for some South Florida style to get you in the holiday spirit. If you haven’t gotten your hands on a delicious coquito yet, you’re in luck. Deco embarks on a magical coquito journey to help find the best flavors in town.
Coquito season is back, so brace yourself.
Eggnog’s Latin twist shines brighter each holiday season.
Jessica Rosario: “We have the usual ingredients. Coconut milk of course. We have condensed milk. Traditional coquito has a mixed spice blend.”
Coquito around South Florida is not your average abuela recipe.
It’s all about upping a notch.
Your first stop is Calle 23 Miami in Coral Gables. Coquitos Street.
Jessica Rosario: “Our coquito is made like a traditional coquito, but we definitely made it our own.”
their secret sauce? Greek lightning.
Jessica Rosario: “The owners are Greek. They love Latin and Cuban culture, but they try to incorporate a little bit of their culture into ours.”
Luciana Rankin: “We are at the Eclectico Restaurant & Bar in Coral Gables.”
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Luciana Rankins: “We are Mexican at heart, but we also have Latin influences. Coquito is traditionally from Puerto Rico. adds spirulina, which was used as a supplement at the time, hence the green color.
This drink mass has a pistachio flavor that makes it even greener.
Luciana Rankin: “Just put it in a bottle, put it in the fridge, let it cool, then pour it.”
Looks can be deceiving.This purple drink is still chilli palm family.
Wynwood’s Le Chic makes holiday drinks funky.
Ashley James: “This drink is actually a Puerto Rican coquito mixed with the Asian flavor of ube sweet potato.”
This tropical-looking drink will leave you feeling tingly.
This is due to the special addition of spiced rum.
Ashley James: “Let it age for about a day to lock in the flavor, pour it over ice, and it’s ready to serve to your guests.”
The final destination is a coquito in cheery colors that match Santa’s outfit.
Mitchell Bauer: “This is Dommes in the heart of Brickell.”
Mitchell Bauer: “We have Coquito. I call it Christmas in the Caribbean.”
The eatery adds guava and mixes it with a 50-year-old recipe.
Mitchell Bauer: “That base is a recipe I got from one of my absolute best friends. Her grandmother. She would always add egg yolks to it to really add richness to it.”
This is not a quick made drink. It takes 48 hours.
But good things come to those who wait. cheers!
Calle 23 Miami
230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Eclectic restaurant & bar
320 San Lorenzo Ave #1315, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Le Chic Miami
310 NW 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
1010 Brickell Ave #200A, Miami, FL 33131
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