Coquito Masters 2012 East Harlem Qualifier
** Come to El Barrio, the Cradle of Coquito Masters, to help select East Harlem's finalist for this years competition.
This FREE tasting qualifier is hosted by Gran Piatto Doro:
Friday Dec. 7
1429 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
(#2, 3 to 116th, walk one block East to Fifth Ave. and two blocks north on Fifth Ave.)
Join us for delicious coquito samples and specially-priced cocktails and appetizers.
There will also be a happy hour from 4pm-7p for folks who want to begin their celebration early.
Coquito, a beverage traditionally served during the holiday season between Christmas and 3 Kings Day, is a special egg-based blend of global ingredients like coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and cloves, and of course, rum from the Caribbean.
It is has been called a distant cousin to posset (England) rompope (Costa Rica, El Salvador and Mexico) rompopo (Guatemala and Honduras) punch de crème (Trinidad and Tobago) and cola de mono (Chile). It is a metaphor for Puerto Rican heritage, a blend of indigenous Taino Indian, African and European ancestry.
Many Puerto Rican families take pride and safeguard (some even under lock and key) their own special Coquito recipes. The Coquito Masters contest was conceived 11 years ago in El Barrio, by host Debbie Quinones to preserve and share the cultural legacy. Qualifiers are held each year in the five boroughs of NYC and Connecticut. New groups in other states and countries are also gearing to come aboard as official participants in the International Coquito Masters.
To learn more about Coquito and the founder of the Master Contests, please go to:
Gran Piatto D' Oro (View)
1429 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10035
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|