Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve


In a previous post, I mentioned a Christmas tradition that all Spanish people do which is celebrate on Christmas Eve. I went to my sister's house to celebrate with her and my mother, nephews and CB. It was a small gathering in comparison to Thanksgiving but it was still fun. We normally like to drink, eat and play games. And the food this year was on point. My sister was cheffin it up. She made potato salad and baked ziti. She also helped my mom make brown rice with black beans, bbq ribs and chicken. And we had Colombian empanadas. When I tell you I was completely stuffed. I could barely fit another bite in my mouth. 


Oh and my sister also made coquito. That's an alcoholic drink that most Puerto Rican's make for the holidays. It came out soooooo good.

Here's the recipe


  • 1 (15-ounce) can cream of coconut
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) ca of evaporated milk
  • 6 ounces white rum (use less if you like)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon coconut (or vanilla) extract
  • Garnish: ground nutmeg or cinnamon or cinnamon stick
  1. Mix cream of coconut, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, rum, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and coconut or vanilla extract in a blender. 
  2. Pour the mixture in pitcher and refrigerate.
  3. Serve guests and sprinkle the top with nutmeg or cinnamon or garnish. Make sure to put ice in it to keep it cold.

We spent the rest of the night playing UNO cards and taking shots lol well I wasn't taking shots but CB was. The kids were able to open one present for the night. My nephews got remote control bumper cars. They were pretty cool. I'm sure the adults were more excited than the kids to play with them. By the time it reached 9pm it was actually snowing by me sister's house. We made sure to head out before the weather got too bad.

What Christmas Traditions do you and your family have?