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robbySTX
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January 15, 2015 5:34 pm  

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!!


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ms411
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January 15, 2015 5:40 pm  

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


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Rowdy802
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January 15, 2015 5:44 pm  

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.


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robbySTX
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January 15, 2015 6:08 pm  

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


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LiquidFluoride
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January 15, 2015 6:52 pm  

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


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Rowdy802
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January 15, 2015 6:56 pm  

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.. 😎


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January 16, 2015 12:46 am  

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


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vicanuck
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January 20, 2015 1:21 pm  

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.


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CruzanIron
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January 20, 2015 1:57 pm  

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.


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islandjoan
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January 20, 2015 2:41 pm  

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!


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robbySTX
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January 23, 2015 9:38 pm  

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!!


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ms411
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January 23, 2015 10:05 pm  

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?


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robbySTX
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January 24, 2015 9:28 pm  

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


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ms411
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January 24, 2015 10:36 pm  

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


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Alana33
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January 24, 2015 11:34 pm  

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


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ms411
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January 25, 2015 12:08 am  

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


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Rowdy802
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January 26, 2015 10:46 am  

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... 😉


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