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Holiday Coquito Cocktail Recipes from The Condado Plaza Hilton

Add a tropical twist to this season’s holiday entertaining by serving Coquitos, rich and creamy eggnog-like cocktails traditionally served in Puerto Rico. Although the Coquito is generally made with rum, coconut milk, sweet condensed milk and spices including vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves, The Condado Plaza Hilton‘s Executive Chef Maria Germania has created tropical versions using flavors including Guava and Pistachio. Recipes for those, as […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Food & Recipes, Holiday Traditions, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Hot Spots, Treats

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What is Alcoholado? A Puerto Rican Home Remedy

Alcoholado can be found throughout Puerto Rico just about everywhere.  There are many styles and brands and we carry a couple of artisan brands here at the Caribbean Trading Company Store.  But we often get asked  by our customers for details on what it is and what alcoholado is good for.  We figured it was […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Culture, Products, Puerto Rico, Treats
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The Crew’s 5 Favorite Puerto Rico Products

Here at Caribbean Trading Company, our focus is on unique and authentic gifts.  As part of that, we are always on the search for great local products, attending many festivals throughout the year and also sourcing for our retail shops.  Puerto Rico offers a wealth of options and is known for some really great products, […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Coffee, Culture, Products, Puerto Rico, Treats
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Dulces Tipicos – The Traditional Candies of Puerto Rico

One of the most prominent Puerto Rican figures is “el jíbaro” (hillbilly), a country person from the mountainous interior, which is an idealized folk hero, common in island literature and the arts. The jíbaro continues to fascinate artists of various disciplines, and the term is used on a daily basis as a sign of affection, […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Food & Recipes, Treats
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Events in Puerto Rico November 2012

Another month in 2012 has officially ended and once again we find ourselves looking forward into November. As we begin to make preparations for the holidays, Puerto Rico is alive and thriving, with events ranging from the Rum & Beer Festival to Discovery of Puerto Rico Day to Thanksgiving. No matter what you’re interested in, […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Caribbean Trading Company, Events, Food & Recipes, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Hot Spots, Travel, Treats
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Besitos de Coco

Besitos de Coco Recipe

Yum Besitos de Coco (or Coconut Kisses) are the Latin version of Coconut Macaroons.  These delightful confections will melt in your mouth!  They are a perennial favorite here in Puerto Rico and super-easy to make.  There are many variations to this recipe, but below is a good basic one.  This recipe can then be dressed […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Food & Recipes, Puerto Rico, Treats
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Tea Time with the Captain – Coconut Truffle

A rare treat indeed, the Captain’s Coconut Truffle tea is a hearty black tea blended with coconut and, oh yes, chocolate. The Captain suggests adding steamed milk and sugar to create your own special dessert. Perhaps, maybe, you’d prefer a spoon of caramel instead? Whatever it be, this decadent blend is exclusively from Caribbean Trading […] Categories: Caribbean Trading Company, News & Products, Treats

Trick-or-Treat with Caribbean Sweets

Halloween is a time for ghouls, goblins, chupacabras and sweets! Put some Caribbean flavor into your fall candy line up with an arrangement from Caribbean Trading Company. Woo your wee ones with an assortment of Dulces Tipicos de Puerto Rico or get the party going with the grownups and a tray full of Caribbean Rum […] Categories: Caribbean Lifestyle, Caribbean Trading Company, Food & Recipes, Treats

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Tea Time with the Captain – Tropical Green

A favorite among crewmates, Captain Tim’s Tropical Green tea is the perfect infusion of green tea, pineapple and papaya. Whether you are warming your kettle over a stove or a coastal campfire, this exclusive blend makes it easy to kick back and enjoy your own personal island (wherever that may be). Exclusively from Caribbean Trading […] Categories: Caribbean Trading Company, News & Products, Treats