The Story Behind The Coquito Ho Ho
While Shannon Ponche would argue that Coquito needs no improving, there’s nothing wrong with shaking things up here and there.
The Coquito Ho Ho is a nod to the classic, swapping out the traditional rum base with a blend of tequila reposado, oloroso sherry, amaro, and coconut liqueur. Ponche says the addition of sherry and amaro provide the cocktail with a robust nutty spice that makes it unique. The classic coconut flavor comes from a rich mixture of coconut milk and Coco Lopez, with the luscious mouthfeel coming from the addition of a whole egg. Rounded out with cinnamon syrup, the cocktail is nuanced and layered, marked by notes of baking spices and whispers of herb.