Kick off the holiday season with a trip on The Bronx Trolley and a free coquito tasting. As part of the 12th Annual Coquito Masters competition, contestants bring in their version of coquito, a traditional Puerto Rican holiday drink reminiscent of eggnog, and you become the judge to see who goes on to the New York finals! Presented by the Bronx Museum’s Community Advisory Council and International Coquito Tasting Federation.
The event will also feature live painting demonstrations by artists Nikolai Kahn and Lexi Bela.
Free admission and bar (donations suggested)
Location: Lower Gallery
Public Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts are made possible by Mertz Gilmore Foundation; The New York Community Trust; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and The David Rockefeller Fund. Beer has been provided by Bronx Brewery.
Coquito is an eggnog-like alcoholic beverage traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It is generally made with rum, egg yolk, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. There is a broad variety of styles, and some include different types of alcohol, chocolate, banana, and coffee. Recipes are closely guarded family secrets.
Debbie Quinones founded the International Coquito Tasting Federation more than a decade ago to promote coquito as a culinary tradition. Coquito Masters is run by the Coquito Tasting Federation and is an annual contest that began in New York City wherein contestants from the tri-state area compete to determine the Coquito Master of the year.