Chichaito: A Puerto Rican Shot


A chichaito is a popular shot you will find all around the island of Puerto Rico. In smaller bars you will find it for as cheap as a $1 or even free during happy hours or promotions.

It is licorice flavored which hides the taste of the rum. Anise and licorice, along with star anise and fennel all have a licorice flavor as they contain a flavor compound called anethole. This shot has a sweetness and bitterness to it.  It is quick, easy and will set you on fire!

How do you make it?

  • 1 part white rum (Palo Viejo or Don Q)
  • 1 part anise liqueur

Mix ingredients in a shaker with lots of ice and strain.

Mix these together and you have a Chichaito (otherwise known as a quickie)


You can find this recipe on our Yummly Page as well.  Hit the Yum Button so you can add it into your recipe box:

This article was written by Captain Tim and the Crew of Caribbean Trading Company.

Liked this Chichaito recipe? Join the Crew and Start the Journey! Connect with Us for News, Events, Lifestyle, and all things Caribbean by joining our Newsletter – Click Here to Join or find us on Facebook or Instagram.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Before you go

We have an extensive curated collection of authentic Caribbean Treasures waiting just ahead. Enter SHOPNOW20 and receive a 20% discount on your entire order!  This is a one-time use coupon. Will not work with any other discount code. 

 We hope you enjoy!

error: Alert: Content is protected !!