Jack Frost Cocktail Recipe

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by Teddy Francisco

The Jack Frost is a decadent cocktail with lots of flavors and a stunning appearance. It’s Instagram-friendly and can become the centerpiece of any party.

Jack Frost Cocktail Recipe

Learn how to make a Jack Frost cocktail at home below.

Jack Frost Cocktail Overview

Jack Frost Cocktail

Though it’s mostly a winter cocktail, feel free to try it out any time of the year. Here’s what you’ll need for two Jack Frost drinks:


  • 1/2 cup of vodka (can be replaced with rum)
  • 1 cup of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup blue curacao
  • Coconut flakes and corn syrup for rims
  • Ice cubes


  • Rimming glasses: Take a martini glass, and add a thin layer of light corn syrup on the rim. Dip it in coconut flakes.
  • Mixing: Pour all your ingredients and the ice into a blender until everything combines. If you want a thicker or lighter consistency, play with the ice quantity. Strain into a rimmed glass and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts and Alcohol Content

Jack Frost is a calorie-heavy cocktail, but the unique taste and warm feeling it provides are more than worth it.

Here’s what the classic Jack Frost recipe contains in one serving:

  • 255 calories
  • 7mg sodium
  • 19g carbs
  • 1g fiber
  • 14g sugar

You can reduce the calorie intake by playing with the ingredients, like choosing unsweetened coconut flakes to dip your glasses in.

Jack Frost Serving Tips

Jack Frost Cocktail

Here’s how to serve Jack Frost cocktails the right way:

1. Blend Well

This frosty drink needs a blender to achieve its signature thick consistency. If you can’t blend, use crushed ice, add the ingredients to a shaker, and mix for a few seconds until smooth.

2. Prep Beforehand

If you’ll need to make multiple drinks for your holiday party, set the stage to have everything ready. Use a shallow plate and add the corn syrup to it, and a small bowl for the shredded coconut flakes.

This makes the process less messy and more efficient.

3. Pair with Desserts

This winter cocktail is like a dessert, but it also works well with other holiday treats like cookies or gingerbread.

4. Make it Kid-Friendly

Your little friend can enjoy this drink too! Just skip the vodka and the blue curacao liquor, and serve them Virgin Jack Frost. You can add blue curacao syrup to give the drink its signature blue color.

5. Pre-Pour and Store

Make a larger batch of this cocktail, and store it in your freezer for up to three months. It works well frozen too!

Jack Frost Variations

This tropical drink can lead you to other delicious flavors:

  • Use light rum: Jack Frost blends well with vodka, but using light rum gives the drink new, warmer dimensions.
  • Rimming alternative: Not a fan of shredded coconut and corn syrup? Not a problem! Swap them for a lime wedge and white sugar instead. Use the wedge to gently rub the glass, then sprinkle sugar on top.
  • Toppings: You can make this festive drink even more delicious with additional toppings like whipped cream.
  • Cream of coconut: If you want to enjoy this drink frozen, blend half a cup of cream of coconut with the classic recipe and serve on any occasion.
  • Blueberry syrup: Blue curacao and pineapple make a great combo, but if you’re not a fan of the taste, use blueberry syrup to replace the blue curacao. It will still give the cocktail its signature color with an added fruity layer.

Wrapping Up

This Jack Frost recipe is the perfect treat if you want to combine your love of vodka with tropical coconut and pineapple flavors.

It’s the December version of a Pina Colada: festive, frosty, and fun. Enjoy!

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