The holidays, along with National Coquito Day on Monday, December 21st, are upon us, but this year’s festivities will undoubtedly look a little different. To help spread the holiday cheer and bring the magic of the season to small, at-home or virtual celebrations across the country, BACARDÍ has once again released its popular ready-to-serve Coquito – this time with a little help from a familiar face – supermodel and actress Joan Smalls – who is showcasing all the ways the popular drink is #AbuelaApproved.
As generations of abuelas know, no Caribbean holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of coquito, and no coquito recipe is complete without a bottle of BACARDÍ – which is why BACARDÍ Coquito is the ultimate complement to holiday entertaining. The perfect blend of tradition and convenience, this Caribbean-inspired alternative to eggnog follows the traditional Coquito recipe closely – one used by abuelas around the world.
Supermodel and actress Joan Smalls is spending the holidays in Puerto Rico with her familia, including her mom – who is a soon-to-be abuelita, now that Joan’s sister is pregnant. This year, to spend less time grinding away in the kitchen and more time together, Joan and her mom decided to honor the decades-old tradition of savoring the classic holiday cocktail by turning to BACARDÍ’s ready-to-serve Coquito.
Over a poolside game of Connect Four, Joan and her mom discuss the beloved bevvie – from when Joan’s mom first learned to make it to how the BACARDÍ version is perfect for gifting or serving during holiday festivities.