Published on our December 2021 Newsletter

Question: What are some traditional holiday drinks?

Christie’s answer: This is the time of year for guavaberry. It’s the only time you see it. It’s so good that when they make guavaberry ice cream, people will stand in line until it’s all gone! Sorrel is used for making a bright red tea or jam. It has a strong tangy acidic flavor which goes well with holiday spices. And, of course, coquito. This is a traditional drink made by many Cruzans. Everyone has their own favorite recipe. Here is one from the Cruzan Foodie and one from The Novice Chef. There are usually coquito making contests. Each recipe contains coconut milk, rum, and cinnamon creating a coconut eggnog-like drink. 

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