Puerto Rican is famous for its drinks. There is something unique in every drink and every sip. The Latin cuisines of Puerto Rica are incomplete without them. While you step in Puerto Rican make sure to complete your dinner with the local drinks and take a pleasant experience from the city. Here is a list of famous cocktails and mocktails that tops the list in Puerto Rican.
Coquito is a traditional cocktail of Puerto Rican that tastes like creamy coconut eggnog. Its richness allows you to serve it over ice. You can also raise or bring down the amount of rum depending upon how healthy you want it to be. Keep the drink in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks. Place it in a beautiful glass bottle with a stopper for a delighting Christmas Gift.
- 1 (15-oz.) can cream of coconut
- 1 (14-oz.) can sweeten condensed milk
- 2 (12-oz.) cans evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup (12 oz.) white rum
- 1 (13.5-oz.) can coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg, plus more for garnish
In a blender add cream of coconut, coconut milk, and sweetened condensed milk. Process the ingredients well till it gets smooth. Whisk it in rum, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.
Chicharito is for the ones who love strong alcoholic content. This cocktail is prepared with Anisette liqueur and rum. It is a flavored drink mostly served as a shot. It is sometimes chilled and sipped. It is mainly made with cheap brands of alcohol and is also available in smaller and local bars.
- 1 part white rum (any brand will do)
- 1 part licorice-flavored liqueur (Anisette or Anis)
Pour white rum in a glass and mix it with licorice-flavored liqueur.
Bili is a favorite drink prepared by fermenting rum with quenepas, which is a local tropical fruit. This popular drink of Vieques has been experimented with several other fruits like orange peel, allspice liqueur, and cherries. It is mashed with sugar while imparting white rum. You can keep it in the freezer to chill and then pour it in the glass.
- Add allspice dram liqueur for 1½ ounces
- Use an orange
- A ⅔ cup of sugar
- 1½ cups cherries pitted
- Take a 750-ml bottle of silver rum, choose Don Q Cristal
- A jar full of Ice
In a large bowl add cherries, allspice liqueur, sugar, and orange peels. Mix it well and then leave it for 1 hour to get settled. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and then add rum to the bowl. Let it get ice cool in the container then serve it over ice.
Just like its name, Gasolina is a famous Rum, Gin, Vodka, and Tequila Cocktail that contains a mixture of White Rum, Gin, Vodka, Sprite, White Tequila. If you love Gasolina, you will prefer serving it in a shot glass.
- White Rum 3 cl
- Vodka 3 cl
- White Tequila 3 cl
- Sprite – Fill
- Gin 3 cl
Put all the shots in one tall glass and mix them well. Fill it with sprite. Splash the mixture in a shot glass and tip them back.
The Mexican Martini
The dynamic combination of tequila with salty olives, lime juice, and simple syrup makes the most desirable Mexican Martini. The shimmering silver drink has all the qualities to mold the young minds and turn them into its lover. Originally, this silver magic was a large margarita and it asked to be served in a martini jar, with an olive on its bar. Its extra-large volume demands the aficionado to handle the cocktail shaker and pour it all alone.
- 1 ½ oz. Simple Syrup
- Add ½ oz. Olive Juice
- Mix 1 ½ oz. Lime Juice also
In a chili/salt rim martini glass, mix all ingredients well and shake it thoroughly. Pour them into rimmed glass and garnish with olives. You can use lime wheel or wedge to garnish the drink for kids.
The fantasizing transparent mocktail derived from Japanese Cherry Blossom is Sakura Martini. This simple calming drink is enough to release all your stress and make you feel revived like never before. It’s an inspiration of spring festival that is famous in Japan. There arises a completely new hue when Plymouth gin blends with maraschino liqueur, Junmai sake, and salty cherry blossom. It symbolizes purity, simplicity, and beauty and also brings alive the memory of woman travelers.
- Add 2 1⁄2 sake
- Then put 1 oz. gin
- For garnishing use salty cherry blossoms
- Mix maraschino liqueur 1⁄4
Take a small bowl, fill it with hot water and then soak cherry blossom in it for 10 minutes. Now pour the content using a strainer and then rinse it with cold water. Use paper towels to thoroughly dry it after draining. Then, take a cocktail shaker and fill it with ice. Smoothly stir the sake using a gin and maraschino drink. Pour it into a cocktail jar and embellish it with cherry blossom while serving.
Moroccan Mint Tea
Moroccan Mint Tea is the best mocktail in Morocco. Due to the ban on consumption of alcohol in Morocco, people use to prefer Moroccan Mint Tea. This mocktail is not the one inspired by a cocktail, instead, it inspires other cocktails.
- Take Chinese Gunpowder Green only 1 tbs
- Add Spearmint Leaves
- 2 Tablespoons of sugar
- Mix it with 5 cups of boiling water
In a teapot put loose tea and in a jar or a kettle boil little water. After it boils, put a cup of water in a teapot that contains loose tea and allow it to steep for some time. Put all the tea in a container and keep it aside. Now again pour a cup of boiling water in a teapot and whisk it for two seconds. Pour the tea in a glass. Add a cup of tea poured earlier and mix mint, sugar and rest boiling water with it.
Sangria reminds of Spain, but it is also much known in Mexico, Argentina, and Portugal. This fun fruity cocktail is easily convertible into a fun fruity mocktail especially an iced tea for all those who desire a non-alcoholic spirit.
- An Orange slice
- A slice of Lemon
- 5 oz. Black Iced Tea
- Add a slice of red apple
- 1 slice of lime Soda water
- Add 2 oz. Orange Juice
- Mix 1 oz. of Honey Syrup
Add all the ingredients in a mixer and mix it well with ice. Pour it into a Collins/Highball glass. Add slices of fruit on it. Top it with soda water.
Bellini is a drink named after an artist Giovanni Bellini who belonged to. Probably the hue of the cocktail reminds the founder and creator of Harry’s Bar, the famous Giuseppe Cipriani of togas in the 15th-century painting of Bellini. The Bellini is an Italian cocktail and is favorite drink since 1930 and an idea for a dazzling mocktail.
- Add Peach Puree for 1 ½ oz.
- Then mix 3 oz. of Sparkling Brut
In a Champagne Flute, blend the peach puree and embellish it with Sparkling Brut.
Pitorro marks the celebration of Thanksgiving and biggest festivities on Three Kings Day on January 6 in Puerto Rica. There are a whole lot of options available for pitorro in the local grocery store. A blend of fruit, coffee, chocolate, and sometimes hazelnut, this Puerto moonshine will blow your mind.
- Coconut or pineapple
- Distilled alcohol
Mix all the ingredients and serve it!