Puerto Rican Rum Punch

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time:
Cooling Time: 2 hrs
Yields: 20 servings (2 oz. each)


Coquito is a traditional festive drink in Puerto Rico. This inspired our sweet, creamy, coconut flavored Puerto Rican Rum Punch recipe. Ideal for special occasions and friendly gatherings. Cheers!


  • 1 cup water
  • 12 cloves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 can (15 oz.) cream of coconut
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 cup rum
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)


PLACE water, cloves, cinnamon sticks and ginger in small saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat; cover. Cool for 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks, cloves and ginger piece.

PLACE cream of coconut, evaporated milk, rum and cooled spice water in blender container; cover. Blend for about 30 seconds or until well blended. Refrigerate in glass container or bottle for at least 2 hours or until well chilled. Shake well before pouring.

TO SERVE: Serve in aperitif glasses for a 2-ounce serving. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder if desired.

Tip: Place a cinnamon stick in the bottled coquito for extra spice.

Recipe makes 5 cups.

Best with Friends

by Y. Yolanda , Kannapolis, NC on Nov. 2008

Everytime I make it, neighbors and friends want their own bottle

I Thought It was good...........

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Aug. 2006

Considering I don't like rum, but I found it to have sufficient rum, and cream of coconut along with cloves & cinnamon for flavor. However, the ginger may have been a little over the top!

Not PR coquito!!!

by Z. ZAHYDEE , Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, FL on Nov. 2004

Unfortunately this is missing A LOT!! For starters there's no rum -which is really optional- no coconut milk, and no sweet. Check out my recipe "PuertoRican Coquito" for something a lot closer to the real thing (even here every recipe is different!!!)

Puerto Rican Rum Punch

by d. dave , boone, NC on May. 2004

We just made a bowl of this punch for last night's party. I had to go back to the store for more ingredients to make an other batch. Delicious!

Missing something

by L. Lauren , Bronx, NY on Jan. 2004

I've made my own mix of coquito before, and this puerto rican rum punch doesn't measure up. Something seemed to be missing.

Puerto Rican Rum Punch

by d. diane , Prov, RI on Nov. 2003

I have had this Now I can't wait to make it for my friends this holiday season It was great.