“Puerto Rican Coquito”

2 cups coconut milk*
3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 egg yolks
2 cups white Puerto Rican Rum

* Buy frozen milk in supermarket, or crack and pry the meat from a fresh coconut, add half the amount of warm water as coconut meat, place in food processor, process for 2 to 3 minutes. Let it cool and then squeeze half the mixture through cheesecloth, then second half. If you do not get 2 cups, add water to what you have to make the required coconut milk.

Put the sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the coconut milk in a blender. Blend until sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the coconut milk and blend again. Pour the entire mixture into an enamel pot and bring JUST to a low boil. Stirring, remove from heat and let cool.

Add rum and stir thoroughly to completely blend the flavors. Bottle and chill well before serving in very small liquor glasses with a dusting of cinnamon.

This should yield about 4 cups.

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