After we endured a holiday season without parties, 2021 might prove to be the year of the punch bowl—preferably one filled with coquito, the Puerto Rican coconut eggnog that's a favorite of author Von Diaz.
Growing up, Von Diaz and her mother didn't always spend the holidays in the same place, but wherever they were, there was always coquito. Her recipe, enriched with egg yolks and coconut milk, is based on one her father used to make. "The combination of coconut, cinnamon, and lime tastes like the holidays," says Diaz. "But, like, tropical holidays."
This article originally appeared in our Holiday 2021 issue. Get the magazine here.
This recipe calls for raw egg yolks, so seek out high-quality fresh eggs or look for pasteurized eggs at the supermarket.