It’s that time of year of Christmas carols, packed malls and gift-buying stress. If you need a little break from all that, a holiday cocktail might get you in the mood. Deco’s taking a trip around the world and trying out some tasty holiday drinks. Tonight, we’re trying out a Latin favorite!
If you want to experience Cuban culture, Havana 1957 is a good place to start.
Carlos Proenza, Havana 1957: “This is about a 360-degree experience about the Cuban culture.”
Now the restaurant’s South Beach location is getting into the holiday spirit with coquito!
Carlos Proenza: “The ‘C’ is synonymous of the Latin culture. It’s a very nice drink, it’s a very traditional drink.”
The drink originated in Puerto Rico but is now enjoyed all over Latin America.
Two coquitos please!
Carlos Proenza: “It’s very simple to make. Coconut cream, it’s very smooth. Then we add two ounces of Havana Club made in Puerto Rico. Shake a little bit.”
*Carlos shakes the drink*
Carlos Proenza: “You garnish with some whipped cream, cinnamon powder and cinnamon stick, and enjoy your coquito.”
Customer 1: “I taste coconut, I taste the cream and I taste the liquor. It’s really amazing.”
Customer 2: “It’s awesome. Really brings back that Christmas spirit.”
In a world of holiday drinks, coquito could just be the cream of the crop.
Carlos Proenza: “We’re gonna have it here until New Year, and it can be drank by itself or with a meal.”
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