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

by Victoria Marie Moyeno
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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 all 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, Jersey City

Baonanas

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Fan-favorite Baonanos never disappoints. The team has made the 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.

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Grind Coffee | 360 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City

Grind Coffee

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

Hard Grove | 284 1st Street, Jersey City

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 the beautiful outdoor seating area and sip on a festive coquito cocktail if you have the time – it’s super Instagrammable. It can even be bought by the bottle. 

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 patrons can also get it in a festive bottle dress! Based in New Jersey, catch them at the HDSID holiday market – go early because it sells out fast –  or order online via Etsy here.

Milk Sugar Love |  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!

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The Law of Donut Engineering | 7 Bleecker Street, Jersey City

The Lodge

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The Law of Donut Engineering (LODG), known for its decadent craft donuts, has designed a special doughnut in honor of the holiday season, the Un Coquito Mas. It brings all the flavors of coquito in a doughnut and is the perfect match for a hot cup of cocoa.

Torico | 20 Erie Street, Jersey City

Torico

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This family-owned and operated business curated a delicious coquito-flavored ice cream flavor from the 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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