"This winter cocktail tastes like a festive version of a piña colada! Blue Curacao and shredded coconut help give this tasty drink it's wintry flair."
If you couldn’t already tell by this delicious winter cocktail, I’ve been spending most of my week lounging and relaxing, and I’m sure you’re right there with me.
It’s the holidays.
It’s the end of the year.
If there was any time to catch a breather before we start fresh in the new year, it’s right now, amirite?
Or at least, that’s been my mission this week. I’m just trying to keep everything low key and ride out the rest of the rest of the year with as little fanfare as possible.
And thanks to this winter cocktail, I think I’m off to a pretty good start!
Now, don’t get me wrong – it’ll be bittersweet to see this year go down in the history books. This year has been chock-full of wonderful highs and challenging lows, many of which culminated into me fulfilling a dream I’ve had since I was sixteen, so you know what?
I’m going to party like it’s 1998 and act like I’m preparing for Y2K. Or in other words, I’m going to listen to a lot of *NSYNC and do absolutely nothing absolutely nothing while I wait for someone else to handle all the big decisions.
Well, I guess I could muster up the motivation to do one tiny thing… like, say, mix myself a festive drink (or six?) to help pass the time while I’m busy avoiding all those pesky responsibilities.
… And that’s the part where this tasty Jack Frost Cocktail comes in.
Now, as a general rule, I’m not usually a big fan of coconut flavor… unless it’s in a mixed drink.
Because what’s a rule without an exception, right?
And it helps that the coconut in this drink reminds me of a delicious piña colada. And who here doesn’t love a piña colada? Plus, the blue curacao gives this drink that little extra “something” (plus a festive blue color!) to keep things interesting.
I’ll admit that I didn’t snack on the shredded coconut that around the rim of this glass and simply appreciated it for the super cute look, but you could totally do that if you wanted to.
I mean, really.
We won’t look. No judgment here.
You go ahead and celebrate your new year by drinking your winter cocktail and eating it, too.
You deserve it!
notes & tips for this jack frost drink:
- One of the prettiest things about this cocktail is the shaved coconut along the rim – however, this can be tricky to set up. This is why I recommend coating the rim with light corn syrup, as it’s extra sticky and sticky and will hold the shredded coconut better. You can try using simple syrup, but I’ve found it to be too watery to hold the coconut.
- Like the glasses used in this photo? I bought them a few years ago from a local store, but this set of square champagne flutes is very similar.
- You’ll also need a trusty food processor for this recipe. I bought the Ninja Blender System almost 10 years ago and it hasn’t failed me yet!
- If you like festive drinks like this one, be sure to check out Orange Creamsicle Cocktail, Witch’s Brew, Purple People Eater Cocktail, Red, White, and Blue Vodka Lemonade Slush, Floating Yoda Cocktail, Lemon Drop Martini, Watermelon Rum Punch, and Cherry Blossom Cocktail.
Jack Frost Cocktail
On a small plate, add shredded coconut. Wet the rim of a glass with simple syrup (can also use simple syrup, but it won't hold the coconut as well) and gently dab the top the glass in the shredded coconut, coating the rim. See above video for example. Set glass aside.
Add ice, pineapple juice, vodka, blue curacao, and cream of coconut to a food processor. Pulse until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
Pour Jack Frost Winter Cocktail into prepared glasses.