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Mi Abuela Coquito

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Mi Abuela Coquito ©2008 The Abuela Company LLC

Mi Abuela Coquito

© The Abuela Company LLC

The Bottom Line

Pre-mixed drinks can be real time savors for busy hosts during the holidays. You just chill, shake and pour. But, does the convenience factor win over the taste factor of your homemade mixed drinks? Mi Abuela Coquito wins in both taste and convenience.

Pros

  • No artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives
  • Smooth and creamy texture
  • Conveniently pre-mixed
  • Homemade coquito flavor

Cons

  • Limited Availability

Description

  • Mi Abuela Coquito was developed from a three generation Puerto Rican family recipe.
  • Imported by Bambu Imports LLC New York, NY.
  • 15% alc/volume (30 proof).
  • Retails for around $12.99/375 ml bottle and $21.99/750 ml bottle.
  • Introduced November 2007.

Guide Review - Mi Abuela Coquito

Traditionally, coquito is a Puerto Rican coconut cream liqueur enjoyed during the holidays. The drink is similar to eggnog with rum. Mi Abuela Coquito has that authentic homemade flavor with notes of coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and rum. David Kanbar, Abuela Company CEO, worked closely in developing the liqueur for two years with a Puerto Rican family whose recipe has been with them for three generations. It is the only premium pre-mixed coquito on the market. Mi Abuela Coquito is available at premium spirit stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida and Illinois.

Depending on which recipe you follow, a traditional coquito can take hours to make. Mi Abuela Coquito helps the busy host save time by taking the work out of it. Just chill, shake and serve it on ice straight up or for a frozen cocktail blend with crushed ice. Garnish your cocktails with cinnamon sticks or a dusting of ground cinnamon or nutmeg.

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