Where to Buy Coquito-Flavored Drinks + Treats in Jersey City

Every culture has its holiday traditions, and for Puerto Ricans, indulging in coquito with friends and family during this time of year is a must. The coconut-based alcoholic beverage is similar to eggnog with a Latin twist. While this rich drink was created in Puerto Rico, it has become a staple for people of cultures over the years because of its distinct deliciousness. Locals don’t have to look far to get their hands on some coquito for their upcoming celebrations, in fact, Jersey City restaurants have taken the classic drink to new heights. From coquito-flavored ice cream to traditional-style in a bottle to vegan options, there’s something for everyone on this list!

Baonanas {210 Hudson Street}

Baonanas

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Fan-fav Baonanos has done it again, only this time they’ve made their locally-famous banana pudding in a coquito flavor. It’s light and fluffy with mousse, infused with coconut milk, nutmeg, and cinnamon, layered with softened vanilla wafers and freshly sliced bananas. To top it off, it’s dusted with cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasted coconut flakes for added texture.

Cryo Cream {413 Monmouth Street}

Cryo Cream

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The ultimate dessert to indulge in this winter, a coquito sundae. What you’re looking at is coquito and rum-soaked raisin ice cream with toasted pistachio whip cream, chocolate biscuit cookie, and dulce de Leche injector. {We’re not drooling, you are!}.

Grind Coffee {360 Communipaw Avenue}

Grind Coffee

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Always whipping up cutting-edge coffee and drinks, Grind Coffee always had its finger on the pulse of what’s happening and what’s cool. Regulars and newbies alike can taste the signature vegan coquito latte they put back on the menu just in time for the cold weather.

Hard Grove {284 1st Street}

Hard Grove

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For those who are looking for classic coquito by the bottle, Hard Grove has you covered. But stop by their beautiful outdoor seating area and sip on a festive coquito cocktail if you have the time {it’s super Instagrammable}. The bottles with Bacardi Rum or Brugal is $35, the bottles with Hennessy are $40, and the 16 oz to-go Mason Jar is $15.

ILoveCoquitoNJ {Online}

I Love Coquito NJ

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This coquito business sells the sought-after Puerto Rican egg nog all-year-round. The company offers traditional or vegan coquito, and you can also get it in a festive bottle dress! Based in New Jersey, catch them at the HDSID holiday market {go early because they sell out fast} or order online via Etsy here.

Read More: A Guide to Seasonal Cocktails in Hoboken + Jersey City

Luna {279 Grove Street}

Luna jc

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Luna rolled out a new drink called the Peppermint Patty Coquito. It’s made with all of the classic coquito ingredients, plus fresh cocoa and fora twist, Creme de Menthe to create the refreshing flavor of mint chocolate. If that isn’t enough to lure you into a visit, think about how pretty it would look on your feed!

Milk Sugar Love {394 Palisade Avenue + 19 McWilliams Place}

Milk Sugar Love

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Milk Sugar Love brought this classic dessert to life in a scoopable form for everyone to enjoy. A holiday pint of coquito coconut made with rum and holiday spices sitting on a sugar cone is now available for purchase. In case you were wondering if it’s too cold outside to indulge in ice cream, the answer is, no, ice cream should be enjoyed all-year-round, of course!

O’Lala Empanadas {600 Communipaw Avenue}

O’Lala Empanadas

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It may be called Coco Loco on the drink menu, but for those who didn’t know, it’s coquito. The best part is that it is available all-year-round. Patrons can order a 1-liter bottle to-go for the perfect sweet drink to complement your savory meal.

See More: These Restaurants Seriously Decked the Halls in Hoboken + Jersey City

The Lodge {7 Bleecker Street}

The Lodge

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The Lodge, known for its decadent craft donuts, has designed a special donut in honor of the holiday season, the Un Coquito Mas. It brings all the flavors of coquito in a donut. The perfect match for a hot cup of cocoa.

Torico {20 Erie Street}

Torico

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This family-owned and operated business curated a delicious coquito-flavored ice cream flavor from their family’s traditional drink recipe. It’s curated from sweet coconut milk, warmed with the spices of anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, and, of course, rum.

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Victoria is HG's Editorial Assistant and Social Media Coordinator for the Hoboken Historical Museum + Fire Department Museum. She is a fourth-generation Hoboken native, BNR in the Mile Square, and Jersey City. Through playing softball in town for fourteen years, playing the trumpet for the Hoboken High School Redwings Band, and graduating from New Jersey City University, these two cities have a special place in her heart. When she isn’t Style Assisting or volunteering at Symposia Bookstore, she’s exploring everything the Concrete Jungle has to offer. You can catch her at art exhibitions, local festivities, traveling, diving into a new book, thrifting, or indulging in some form of arts and crafts.