Notifications
Clear all

Coquito Question

 
robbySTX
(@robbystx)
Advanced Member

Good afternoon!
I bought a few bottles of Coquito at the end of November.
They are unopened and have not been refrigerated. Are they still good?? I see the contents have separated...
Thank you!!

Quote
Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2015 5:34 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Of course it's still good. Just shake and enjoy. Now I don't know who made it, but alcohol should keep it safe.

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 15, 2015 5:40 pm
Rowdy802
(@Rowdy802)
Trusted Member

Good afternoon!
I bought a few bottles of Coquito at the end of November.
They are unopened and have not been refrigerated. Are they still good?? I see the contents have separated...
Thank you!!

As long as they were prepared with alcohol, they may still be OK. Just give them a good shake and refrigerate them. Of course, discoloration and smell will give them away as a "science project" and you will know what to do then. The most I ever pushed a bottle was four months with no issues whatsoever... Short answer, IMHO they are A-Ok.

If no alcohol was added, which is very rare, well, chances are they will be flat and going south in a hurry.

P.S. I am assuming the bottles were, at the very least, kept away from heat.

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 15, 2015 5:44 pm
robbySTX
(@robbystx)
Advanced Member

Yes! Kept away from heat, and they do contain alcohol. Guess I should refrigerate them just to be safe!!
Thank you!!

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2015 6:08 pm
LiquidFluoride
(@LiquidFluoride)
Trusted Member

they might have fermented a bit more.... even better now eh?

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 15, 2015 6:52 pm
Rowdy802
(@Rowdy802)
Trusted Member

they might have fermented a bit more.... even better now eh?

Yes... I was about to tell them the Coquito may have an "extra kick" to it.. 😎

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 15, 2015 6:56 pm
bathiel
(@bathiel)
Trusted Member

I don't know...one year, we had coquito at a beach bar on STX in January and they weren't refrigerated. I'm guessing they were there for two months, sitting on the bar. One sip--it was like drinking curdled milk. Nearly vomited!

I'd suggest taking a small sip first to make sure it hasn't turned.

Bernie

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 16, 2015 12:46 am
vicanuck
(@vicanuck)
Expert

Every year I wonder why people continue to buy bottles of this stuff. How do you know if its been prepared in sanitary conditions or if the used liquor bottles were even cleaned properly before reuse? Where is the ingredient list and best before dates. I wonder too why lawyers for Cruzan Rum don't issue some sort of cease and desist against those using their labels still clearly on the bottles.

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 20, 2015 1:21 pm
CruzanIron
(@cruzaniron)
Expert

Same for the people selling whatever it is in the water bottles on the side of the road.
I have no idea for sure what that colored stuff is or in whose bathtub it was made.

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 20, 2015 1:57 pm
islandjoan
(@islandjoan)
Trusted Member

haha CruzanIron!!!

I think the same thing when I see those young guys selling the bottles of water and orange whatever it is. I admire their enterprising spirit, but I won't touch the stuff either! Who the heck knows what it is or what hand stirred it? Yuck!

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 20, 2015 2:41 pm
robbySTX
(@robbystx)
Advanced Member

Update .......
I refrigerated the coquito, and it is fine!! Actually very good!!
The person who makes this actually buys new bottles and they use caps that seal, so a clean operation!! I have bought from them before as they have great coquito !!
Thanks again for all your help!!

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : January 23, 2015 9:38 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

Thanks for the update! So glad it's good. I think that coquito vendor sells at STT Food Fair. Do they have lots of flavors and some colors?

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 23, 2015 10:05 pm
robbySTX
(@robbystx)
Advanced Member

No... I think all the colors and flavors are for shaved ice cones.
Coquito is a tan milk color...made with rum!!

ReplyQuote
Topic starter Posted : January 24, 2015 9:28 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

I have to check my photos. Somebody from St Croix was here 2 years with flavors in colors. I love coquito!

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 24, 2015 10:36 pm
Alana33
(@alana33)
Expert

Don't think I've seen colored coquito but then if you add food coloring yourself, you can have any shade you like.;)

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 24, 2015 11:34 pm
ms411
(@ms411)
Expert

The colors indicated flavors. I stopped posting photos online for the most part, so can't post a link to photos.

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 25, 2015 12:08 am
Rowdy802
(@Rowdy802)
Trusted Member

I have to check my photos. Somebody from St Croix was here 2 years with flavors in colors. I love coquito!

Besides the traditional coquito, there are two more that I know of:

Nutella Coquito
Chocolate Coquito

I got the recipes from PR... 😉

ReplyQuote
Posted : January 26, 2015 10:46 am
Close Menu