Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican Eggnog (Hennessy Coquito)

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A creamy, exotic, and delectable drink awaits you! 

Black folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican eggnog (Hennessy coquito) is a delicious take on an old-fashioned classic – soul food homemade eggnog, lauded for its spicy and particularly aromatic layers. 

Step up your cocktail game with this beverage that features a creamy texture and a rich flavor profile. Perfect for impressing your guests. Hennessy and coquito will add soulful swag to any event or occasion!

 

Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican Eggnog (Hennessy Coquito)

 

What is eggnog, and what is it made of?

Eggnog is a drink traditionally made with eggs, sugar, milk or cream, vanilla extract, and nutmeg. You can serve it warm or chilled. Various versions of this festive drink are available all over the world. Some people call it egg-flip or egg-milk punch.

 

What is Puerto Rican coquito?

Coquito is a festive homemade eggnog drink from Puerto Rico. Its name means little coconut because it’s a coconut-based alcohol beverage. Like classic eggnog, coquito is traditionally served during ThanksgivingChristmas, and New Year’s.

 

Hennessy coqui cocktail

This recipe is more of a Hennessy coqui. It makes a single cocktail, still has a little coconut cream, but does not include traditional ground nutmeg, clove, or condensed milk.

The cocktail is simply shaken and poured over ice. So the additional ingredients that require stirring, blending, or heating are not included.

Hennessy gives this version of coquito the perfect exoticness. It’s an aromatic cognac that’s also a versatile cocktail mixer.

 

Hennessy Black Cognac for Hennessy coquito Eggnog

 

What is Hennessy?

Hennessy V.S. (Very Special) is one of the most popular cognacs in the world. It’s a top-shelf brown liquor especially favored in the African American community.

This timeless choice’s bold and fragrant flavor lends it an intensity of its own. Hennessy offers something genuinely unique for cognac lovers everywhere with toasted fruit notes, a rich palate, and a welcoming exuberance. Whether you’re enjoying it after dinner or mixing it into your favorite cocktails – if you enjoy cognac liquor, Hennessy V.S is the preferred choice.

 

How do you make Black folks Hennessy coquito?

This cocktail is shaken, not stirred! 

It’s super easy to make with a cocktail shaker and jigger. First, add the Hennessy, rum, and the coquito eggnog ingredients. Then top with vanilla extract, cinnamon, a cinnamon stick, or an orange slice to garnish!

 

Hennessy Coquito Cocktail Shaker & Jigger Set

 

Kitchen equipment for a Hennessy coquito cocktail

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Jigger (for measuring cocktail ingredients)
  • 8 oz. glass tumbler (for the finished cocktail)

Yields – 1 cocktail

 

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Ingredients for Black folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican eggnog

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup of Hennessy – V.S., V.S.O.P, or Black
  • ¾ cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 ¼ cup of coconut cream
  • 2 oz. of hazelnut liqueur
  • ½ a cup of rum
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • ice cubes
  • 1 orange slice to garnish (optional)
  • 1 cinnamon stick to garnish (optional)

 

Puerto Rican Eggnog (Hennessy Coquito)

 

Instructions for Black folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican eggnog (coquito)

  1. Add the egg yolks to the cocktail shaker.
  2. Next, pour the Hennessy, evaporated milk, and coconut cream into the shaker.
  3. Then add a few cubes of ice.
  4. Pour the hazelnut liqueur and the rum over the ice.
  5. Finally, place the lid on the cocktail and shake it!
  6. Pour the finished coquito into an 8 oz. glass tumbler over ice.
  7. Top with this Black folks’ Hennessy and Puerto Rican eggnog cocktail with vanilla extract.
  8. Optionally garnish with cinnamon powder, a cinnamon stick, or an orange slice – then serve & enjoy!

 

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Then check out this old-fashioned eggnog recipe HEREwith all the fixings: cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut cream, evaporated and condensed milk!

  • Then in a cocktail shaker, add a shot (1.5 oz.) or less of Hennessy and 6 oz. of homemade eggnog.
  • Place the lid on and shake it (like a salt shaker)! 
  • Serve on the rocks, and enjoy!

 

 

How do you serve Black folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican eggnog?

Coquito is always best served chilled, so make sure to keep it in the fridge. Glass tumblers are the perfect way to enjoy the bold taste of Hennessy coquito.

 

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What do you serve with Hennessy coquito?

Here are a few soul food favorites to serve with this eggnog recipe:

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Black folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican eggnog (coquito) FAQs

Coquito is a version of homemade eggnog traditional to Puerto Rico.

There are many variations of this traditional coquito recipe. So feel free to experiment with other types of liquor if you like! 

*Always drink responsibly.

 

When should a cocktail be shaken and not stirred?

When to shake cocktails:

  • It contains juice and alcohol. 
  • It has cream, eggs, or dairy ingredients.

 

Can you use spiced rum?

Coquito is traditionally made with coconut milk and dark or light rum. But you can also use spice rum.

 

Can you use coconut rum?

There are many recipes for coquito that include another form of alcohol with rum. So, you can use coconut rum for this coquito recipe. The flavor of coconut rum is not too strong to overpower the eggnog profile or the Hennessy. 

From glass bottles of classic Puerto Rican rum to Don Q, it will add a hint of flavor to your drink without detracting from its traditional taste. 

 

What’s the best rum for coquito?

Numerous varieties of rum are available in the market these days, from light to dark and spiced to flavored. 

So which one should you use for coquito? 

It depends on your preference. 

If you want a smooth and creamy drink, go with light or medium-bodied rum. However, if you prefer something more robust, then a dark or spiced rum would be a good choice.

 

Could you use dark rum instead of light rum?

Some recipes use white rum, but the taste of dark rum is often preferred during the holiday season. Spiked homemade eggnog can be a strong one, intended for sipping. 

 

Hennessy Coqui

 

Can Hennessy coquito be made without rum?

Yes, you can use Hennessy cognac, vodka, brandy, whiskey, or another liquor of your choice without the rum.

 

Does coconut water work in place of rum?

You can omit the rum and only use Hennessy. 

Some folks replace the rum with coconut flavor, pineapple, or coconut water. Although I have not personally tried any of these variations.

 

Do you need coconut cream for Hennessy coquito?

Most coquito recipes include the popular Coco Lopez coconut cream. However, any coconut cream brand will keep the classic coquito little coconut flavor profile.

 

What’s in a chocolate coquito?

For the chocolate version of this recipe, add half a teaspoon or more of rich chocolate ganache to the mix for a delicious and indulgent beverage you’re sure to love! Then add a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg for extra flavor, and top it off with a cinnamon stick for an extra special treat.

 

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Does Hennessy coquito have to be refrigerated?

This festive Puerto Rican beverage is made with dairy ingredients such as evaporated milk and eggs that spoil quickly, so it’s best served chilled. 

Refrigeration is also necessary for it to taste good! Keep your coquito drinks cold by storing them in the fridge, and they’ll stay fresh for up to three days in a sealed container. 

 

How long does coquito last in the fridge?

So how long does Hennessy coquito keep?

Special occasions such as holidays and other celebrations are ideal for enjoying this homemade eggnog drink. It lasts in the fridge for 3-4 days in an airtight container.

 

Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican Eggnog Hennessy Coquito

 

How much does this recipe make?

This recipe yields 1 cocktail, and it won’t take you long to make more of this delicious drink with just a few simple ingredients.

Remember: Hennessy coqui is shaken and not stirred!

 

What do you think about this recipe?

Are you ready for a tasty cocktail that’s a little bit on the wild side? 

Look no further than Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican eggnog coquito!

This recipe is a perfect blend of Hennessy V.S. (you can also use Hennessy V.S.O.P or Hennessy Black) plus eggs and evaporated milk. Alongside the kiss of hazelnut liqueur. And for more Hennessy swag, garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks!

 

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Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican Eggnog (Hennessy Coquito)

Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican Eggnog (Hennessy Coquito)

A creamy, exotic, and delectable drink awaits you! 
Step up your cocktail game with this beverage that features a creamy texture and a rich flavor profile. Perfect for impressing your guests. Hennessy coquito will add soulful swag to any event or occasion!
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cocktail Shaking: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Caribbean, Soul Food
Keyword: beverages, Black folks Hennessy and Puerto Rican eggnog, Caribbean cocktail, Hennessy cocktail, Hennessy cognac, Hennessy coqui cocktail, Hennessy coquito, Hennessy eggnog, soul food
Servings: 1 cocktails
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Ingredients

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup cognac Hennessy V.S., V.S.O.P, or Black
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 ¼ cup coconut cream
  • 2 oz. hazelnut liqueur
  • ½ cup rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ice cubes
  • 1 orange optional - an orange slice to garnish
  • 1 cinnamon stick optional - to garnish

Instructions

  • Add the egg yolks to the cocktail shaker.
  • Next, pour the Hennessy, evaporated milk, and coconut cream into the shaker.
  • Then add a few cubes of ice.
  • Pour the hazelnut liqueur and the rum over the ice.
  • Finally, place the lid on the cocktail and shake it!
  • Pour the finished coquito into an 8 oz. glass tumbler over ice.
  • Top with this Black folks’ Hennessy and Puerto Rican eggnog cocktail with vanilla extract.
  • Optionally garnish with cinnamon powder, a cinnamon stick, or an orange slice – then serve & enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 257IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 2mg
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Nutrition Facts
Black Folks Hennessy & Puerto Rican Eggnog (Hennessy Coquito)
Amount per Serving
Calories
460
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
27
g
42
%
Saturated Fat
 
21
g
131
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
60
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
453
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
12
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin A
 
257
IU
5
%
Vitamin C
 
16
mg
19
%
Calcium
 
140
mg
14
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. Cyrene Jo Peñas
    April 7, 2022 / 4:28 pm

    5 stars
    Interesting drink!

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