Captain Morgan’s Coquitos…Rum Eggnog

by doughmesstic on December 19, 2013

in Drinks, holidays, Recipes, Sponsored

This post is rum and holiday overload.  That’s in part thanks to Captain Morgan, who sponsored this post as part of the Captain’s Table.  I’m enjoying being at THIS table, let me assure you.

There are plenty of holiday parties to go around still, so load up on the rum and get to celebrating…I guarantee there is no party that will turn its nose up at you bringing this fine concoction.

If they do, I’m totally available over here, in case you need my address.

I am not really an eggnog drinker, but I believe MOST folks use bourbon in it.  That’s fine, do that, but this is my post, and I want to use rum.  Besides, rum is good and it tastes more tropical and that’s just that.  Be different.  Be brave.  Be a Captain.

(See what I did there?)

The official name of such a drink is called a Coquito, and I felt that me offering you this information is a holiday gift of its own.  However, it is the recipe that is the true gift.

It’s incredibly delicious.

Give it a go!


Rum Eggnog Coquitos

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 12 to 16 servings



  • 6 large eggs, plus 2 yolks
  • 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Captain Morgan’s Black Spiced Rum
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • Additional grated nutmeg for garnish
  • Toasted Coconut, for garnish, if desired


  1. Combine eggs,  yolks, sugar, and salt in a large pot over medium low heat, whisking until well-combined. Add milk and coconut milk in a slow, steady stream until incorporated. Reduce heat to low. Stir constantly for 20-25 minutes, or until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, or reaches 160 degrees.
  2. Strain mixture into a bowl; add rum and stir to combine.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. When ready to serve, pour into toasted coconut rimmed glass (if desired) and top with whipped cream.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Enjoy!


Captain’s Table Challenge

Captain Morgan is teaming up with celebrity chef Hugh Acheson to launch the Captain’s Table Challenge, and we’d love for you to participate! The challenge is based around the brand’s recently launched Captain’s Table program, which encourages consumers 21+ to submit their holiday recipes and entertaining tips via social media properties. For every recipe submitted on Twitter utilizing the #CaptainsTable hashtag through the beginning of February, the brand will submit $1 to charity.

Awesome, right?  Get to tweeting, and let’s raise some money for charity!

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Captain Morgan’s.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley Bee @ Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine December 20, 2013 at 2:20 pm

I am going to go make this IMMEDIATELY because it looks like the easiest egg nog recipe EVER.

PS. SO JEALOUS you got invited to a Captain Morgan campaign! That’s like, my dream. To do an alcohol campaign for the blog. Lol


Angie | Big Bear's Wife December 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm

After the month I’ve had I could use this drink……..or perhaps 3 of them haha


Jeannie Herman December 22, 2013 at 11:16 am

sounds good!!


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