‘Tis the holiday season which means it’s time to let the coquito flow! With its velvety coconut cream, sweet condensed milk, warm cinnamon and a bit (or a lot) of rum, there’s nothing quite like a good cup of coquito to cheer to the festive season. The Puerto Rican delight offers a wonderful way of getting into the holiday season. So grab a bottle or a cup from one of these awesome spots and toast to the season!
For a non-dairy version of coquito, try Carlitos Coquitos. They make their own with Don Q rum (which is vegan, kosher and gluten free) and this year, they’re offering different flavors including coconut, coffee and pistachio!
Self-dubbed Miami’s “official” coquito, Jess Orta’s Coquito Miami 305 puts a local spin on the traditional drink featuring flavors like pastelito de guayaba and café con leche as well as the traditional coquito. Plus, you can get their bottles delivered straight to your door!
3. Chefs on the Run, Homestead
This Homestead restaurant specializes in traditional coquito made with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove-spiced rum, and a special liqueur. Chefs On The Run offers other funky flavors like butterbeer, guava and, introduced just this year, strawberry shortcake! In order to snag a bottle of their delicious coquito make sure you place your order with them ahead of time so you can pick it up at the restaurant.
Find it at 10 E Mowry Dr, Homestead, FL 33030.
4. Calle 23 Miami, Coral Gables
There’s always room in this roundup for a cocktail! This Miracle Mile spot is ready for the holidays with their limited time Calle Coquito cocktail. Made with Bacardi 8 dark rum, condensed milk, Greek Lighting liquor, and plenty of cinnamon with a cinnamon-sugar rim, it’s the perfect drink to bring in the festive season. Calle Coquito is available until Dec. 31.
Find it at 230 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134.
5. Dos Croquetas, multiple locations
Or if you prefer whipped cream over your coquito, Dos Croqueta’s holiday menu is here! This December, they’re offering a Coquito Shake, the perfect blend of vanilla and coquito, and their súper dulce Coquito Bites!
Find it at 10505 SW 40th Street and 7287 NW 78th Terrace.
If you’re looking to expand your palate when it comes to coquito then Dee’s Coquito is the spot for you. This small business is offering four different flavors this year including classic, pistachio, chocolate Nutella and almond!
DM on Instagram to place an order.
7. La Cocina by Kush, Hialeah
This Hialeah spot offers traditional, home-made coquito by the shot and, during the holidays, by the bottle so you can take it home with you. You can also look forward to their annual Noche Buena fiesta on Friday, Dec. 23, where you can order all the coquito and cocktails you want as you celebrate!
Find it at 1000 E 16th St, Hialeah, FL 33010.
This fun brand offers traditional, pumpkin spice and Nutella coquito for pick up and delivery. All you have to do is place your order online on their website and you’ll be enjoying a fresh glass of cinnamon-y goodness within a day or two!
9. Cafe La Trova, Little Havana
In the spirit of the holidays and the festive cocktails that come with it, the Cuban hotspot will be featuring a recipe collaboration between Chef Michelle Bernstein and SelvaRey Rum to bring the sweet and creamy Latin favorite. You might want to get it during Cafe La Trova’s happy hour, which runs daily from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You’ll thank us later!
Find it at 971 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33130.
The best thing about getting coquito from places like Mr. Coquito is that you get to help support your local small businesses while also enjoying a fresh, rich glass of your favorite holiday drink! Mr. Coquito by Frankie G. offers traditional coquito by the mason jar and the bottle. To snag yours, all you’ve got to do is shoot them a DM on Instagram!
11. Coquito SZN 305
For an entirely homemade, traditional coquito, check out Coquito SZN 305 — available seasonally from October to January. This local retailer makes their traditional coquito with their very own homemade spiced rum too! They also offer a dairy-free option and a selection of glassware for you to drink your coquito from.
To place an order, make sure to check their Instagram.