Frostbite

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Cocktail History

The Frostbite is a winter tequila cocktail that was created by Jassy Davis and included in her book Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter. Its inspiration came from Jack Frost, hence its blue hue, which is achieved by mixing in blue curaçao with tequila, white crème de cacao to create a silky dessert drink that’s great for imbibers who enjoy sweeter recipes.

Cocktail Ingredients

If you like this spring cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Tequila Blanco: This is the base spirit that adds agave flavor. We used El Jimador Tequila Blanco because it’s clear, light, and flavorful, and it’s affordable.

Blue Curaçao: This is a liqueur that adds a touch of citrus flavor and vibrant blue color to enhance the hue of the gin.

White Crème De Cacao: This is a chocolate liqueur that adds light cocoa notes. We used one of these made by DeKuyper.

Heavy Cream: This gives the drink its creamy texture. We typically use half & half instead of heavy cream because it’s flavorful while still being lighter on the calories, but you can also use heavy cream or milk.

Cherry: This is the garnish. We prefer Luxardo Maraschino cherries.

Tasting Notes

The Frostbite features agave aromas, a light citrus taste on the initial sip that leads into chocolate flavors, the lingering taste of tequila after swallowing, and a refreshing creamy texture.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Overall, we both thought this recipe was very well-balanced thanks to the savoriness of the tequila. It’s sweet but not so sweet that those with drier palates similar to Alex’s won’t enjoy it. And even with its slightly kitschy color, we’d make it again.

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter by Jassy Davis.

AuthorWinter WarmersPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Tequila Blanco
 ¾ oz Blue Curaçao
 ¾ oz White Crème De Cacao
 1 oz Heavy Cream
 1 Cherry

Method
1

Add tequila, blue curaçao, crème de cacao, heavy cream, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a lowball glass over a clear ice ball.

4

Garnish with cherry.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 ½ oz Tequila Blanco
 ¾ oz Blue Curaçao
 ¾ oz White Crème De Cacao
 1 oz Heavy Cream
 1 Cherry

Directions

Method
1

Add tequila, blue curaçao, crème de cacao, heavy cream, and ice to a shaker.

2

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

3

Strain into a lowball glass over a clear ice ball.

4

Garnish with cherry.

Frostbite

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More Winter Cocktails

If you like this winter cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Chartreuse Toddy: A brandy cocktail made with water, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, honey syrup, and star anise

 Winter Pimm’s Cup: A Pimm’s liqueur cocktail made with lemon juice, simple syrup, ginger syrup, American lager, blood orange slices, cranberries, rosemary, and oregano

 Weeknight Wassail: An apple brandy and sherry cocktail made with apple cider, brown sugar, whole cloves, allspice berries, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and an apple slice

 Winter Mojito: A rum cocktail made with lime juice, winter herb syrup, soda water, a lime slice, and rosemary

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