Frostbite

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Cocktail History

The Frostbite is a winter cocktail that was created by author Jassy Davis and was first published in her book Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter. It was inspired by the holiday character Jack Frost, hence its blue hue. The alluring color of the drink is achieved by mixing blue curaçao with blanco tequila, white crème de cacao, and cream to create a silky dessert recipe that’s great for imbibers with a sweet tooth.

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. It’s a type of tequila made with unaged agave. We used El Jimador Tequila Blanco because it has a light and palatable agave flavor and is affordable. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Agave Blanco Spirit in place of the tequila.

Blue Curaçao: This is an orange-flavored liqueur made with citrus, sugar, spices, blue food coloring, and a neutral grain spirit. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Non-Alcoholic Blue Curaçao Syrup in place of the liqueur.

White Crème De Cacao: This is a liqueur made with cocoa beans, spices, and a neutral grain spirit. We used Dekuyper White Crème De Cacao because it has an intense cocoa flavor. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Non-Alcoholic White Chocolate Syrup in place of the liqueur.

Heavy Cream: This is a thick, high-fat milk product. We used use half & half instead of heavy cream because it’s lower in calories. For a dairy-free version of this drink, try Licor 43 Vegan Horchata in place of the cream.

Cherry: This is the garnish. We used 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 the Frostbite again.

Recipe

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

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Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn and Winter
Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn and Winter
Hardcover Book; Davis, Jassy (Author); English (Publication Language); 144 Pages – 09/01/2020 (Publication Date) – HarperCollins (Publisher)
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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

Make It a Mocktail: Use Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Agave Blanco Spirit in place of the tequila, Monin Non-Alcoholic Blue Curaçao Syrup in place of the blue curaçao, and Monin Non-Alcoholic White Chocolate Syrup in place of the white crème de cacao to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Winter Cocktails

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Chartreuse Toddy Cocktail Recipe

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

Winter Pimm's Cup Cocktail Recipe

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

Mocha Rum Toddy Cocktail Recipe

Mocha Rum Toddy: A rum cocktail made with coffee, dark crème de cacao, simple syrup, whipped cream, and cocoa powder

Winter Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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

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