coquito

The coquito is a popular holiday concoction in Puerto Rico. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times / January 24, 2013)

Classic coquito

Total time: 15 minutes, plus chilling time

Servings: 10

Note: Adapted from a recipe by Wolf in Sheep's Clothing in Venice.

2 egg yolks

1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk

1 (14-ounce) can cream of coconut

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup rum

1/2 cup water

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus extra for garnish

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Grated semisweet chocolate, for garnish

1. In the top of a double boiler, combine the egg yolks and evaporated milk. Cook over lightly simmering water, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes.

2. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Add the cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, rum, water, cloves, allspice, nutmet, cinnamon and vanilla, and blend for about 30 seconds. Pour into a glass bottle and chill overnight.

3. Fill 10 wine glasses with ice, and add 6 ounces coquito to each. Top with freshly grated nutmeg and semisweet chocolate.

Each serving: 384 calories; 6 grams protein; 53 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 14 grams fat; 10 grams saturated fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 52 grams sugar; 108 mg sodium.