Jack Frost Cocktail Drink

Jack Frost

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Written by Gavin Wrigley
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If you want to make a delightful drink, this Jack Frost recipe has you covered! It’s a breeze to make, combining a few ingredients to shake up a cocktail that’s as pleasing to the palate as it is to the eye.

Jack Frost Cocktail Recipe

Chill out with this simple Jack Frost Cocktail recipe! Blending blue curacao, light rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, this refreshing concoction is a winter wonder for your taste buds.

Prep time:

1 minute

Mixing time:

1 minute

Servings:

1

Calories:

290 kl

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple slice and cherry, for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Hurricane Glass
  • Measuring Jigger

Instructions

  • Prep glass: Fill your hurricane with ice cubes to chill it.
  • Add Ingredients: Pour 1 oz Blue Curacao, 1 oz Light Rum, 2 oz pineapple juice, and 1 oz cream of coconut into your shaker.
  • Prep Shaker: Fill your shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake Well: Shake the ingredients vigorously until well-mixed.
  • Strain into Glass: Strain the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with fresh ice cubes.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a pineapple slice and a cherry.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Blue Curacao: I often use blueberry syrup when I don't have Blue Curacao. It alters the flavor slightly but maintains the vibrant blue color.
  • Light Rum: White tequila can be a good substitute, offering a different, yet delightful, flavor profile.
  • Cream of Coconut: I've used coconut milk when cream of coconut wasn't available. It's lighter but still brings that creamy coconut flavor.

Making a Pitcher of Jack Frost Cocktail:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, use 8 oz of Blue Curacao, 8 oz of light rum, 16 oz of pineapple juice, and 8 oz of cream of coconut.
  • Mix: Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into ice-filled hurricane glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Blue Curacao Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic blue syrup.
  • Light Rum Substitute: Omit the rum or use a non-alcoholic rum-flavored syrup.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes and follow the original steps to enjoy a non-alcoholic Jack Frost Cocktail.

Making it Vegan:

  • Cream of Coconut Substitute: Use a vegan-friendly coconut cream or coconut milk as a substitute for cream of coconut to maintain the vegan integrity of the cocktail.

Nutrition Facts

Calories
290
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Sodium
 
16
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
30
g
33
%
Potassium
 
74
mg
2
%
Protein
 
0.2
g
0
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.02
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.01
g
Vitamin A
 
3
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
6
mg
7
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.2
mg
1
%

 

Jack Frost Cocktail Drink

Jack Frost Cocktail Recipe

Gavin Wrigley Written by Gavin Wrigley
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Chill out with this simple Jack Frost Cocktail recipe! Blending blue curacao, light rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, this refreshing concoction is a winter wonder for your taste buds.
Prep time: 1 minute
Mixing time: 1 minute
Servings: 1
Calories: 290

Ingredients
 

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz cream of coconut
  • Ice cubes
  • Pineapple slice and cherry - for garnish, optional

Equipment

  • Shaker
  • Strainer
  • Hurricane Glass
  • Measuring Jigger

Instructions

  • Prep glass: Fill your hurricane with ice cubes to chill it.
  • Add Ingredients: Pour 1 oz Blue Curacao, 1 oz Light Rum, 2 oz pineapple juice, and 1 oz cream of coconut into your shaker.
  • Prep Shaker: Fill your shaker with ice cubes.
  • Shake Well: Shake the ingredients vigorously until well-mixed.
  • Strain into Glass: Strain the mixture into a hurricane glass filled with fresh ice cubes.
  • Garnish: Garnish with a pineapple slice and a cherry.

Notes

Substitutes:

  • Blue Curacao: I often use blueberry syrup when I don't have Blue Curacao. It alters the flavor slightly but maintains the vibrant blue color.
  • Light Rum: White tequila can be a good substitute, offering a different, yet delightful, flavor profile.
  • Cream of Coconut: I've used coconut milk when cream of coconut wasn't available. It's lighter but still brings that creamy coconut flavor.

Making a Pitcher of Jack Frost Cocktail:

  • Scale: To make a pitcher that serves 8, use 8 oz of Blue Curacao, 8 oz of light rum, 16 oz of pineapple juice, and 8 oz of cream of coconut.
  • Mix: Combine all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir well.
  • Serve: Pour the mixture into ice-filled hurricane glasses, garnish, and serve immediately.

Making it Non-Alcoholic:

  • Blue Curacao Substitute: Use a non-alcoholic blue syrup.
  • Light Rum Substitute: Omit the rum or use a non-alcoholic rum-flavored syrup.
  • Proceed As Usual: Use these non-alcoholic substitutes and follow the original steps to enjoy a non-alcoholic Jack Frost Cocktail.

Making it Vegan:

  • Cream of Coconut Substitute: Use a vegan-friendly coconut cream or coconut milk as a substitute for cream of coconut to maintain the vegan integrity of the cocktail.

What is a Jack Frost Cocktail

A Jack Frost Cocktail is a cocktail featuring blue curacao, light rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut. It’s renowned for its striking blue hue and tropical, sweet flavor profile, making it a hit at any gathering. The name “Jack Frost” aptly reflects its cool, crisp taste and popularity during winter.

A side shot of a Jack Frost cocktail in a hurricane glass on a wooden coaster placed on a brown placemat surrounded by a shaker, two pineapple slices, and two red cloths

What is a Jack Frost Cocktail made of

For preparing a Jack Frost, gather these ingredients:

  • Blue Curacao: Imparts the signature blue color and adds a sweet, citrusy flavor.
  • Light Rum: Provides the alcoholic base and introduces a subtle sweetness.
  • Pineapple Juice: Contributes a tropical and tart flavor to the cocktail.
  • Cream of Coconut: Offers a creamy texture and rich coconut taste.
  • Ice Cubes: Chill the cocktail to enhance its refreshing quality.
  • Pineapple Slice and Cherry (for garnish): Add a decorative touch and a hint of extra flavor.

Light Rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of Coconut laid out on a white bar table

How to make a Jack Frost Winter Cocktail?

Learn to make a Jack Frost with our easy steps:

1
<p>Start by icing up a hurricane glass to chill the glass to the right temperature.</p>

Start by icing up a hurricane glass to chill the glass to the right temperature.

2
<p>Pour cream of coconut into the shaker.</p>

Pour cream of coconut into the shaker.

3
<p>Add pineapple juice to the shaker.</p>

Add pineapple juice to the shaker.

4
<p>Add blue Curacao to the mix.</p>

Add blue Curacao to the mix.

5
<p>Add Light Rum into the shaker.</p>

Add Light Rum into the shaker.

6
<p>Ice up the shaker.</p>

Ice up the shaker.

7
<p>Shake the ingredients vigorously to mix all the ingredients well and infuse the cocktail with a rich, balanced flavor.</p>

Shake the ingredients vigorously to mix all the ingredients well and infuse the cocktail with a rich, balanced flavor.

8
<p>Strain the mixture into your hurricane glass filled with fresh ice cubes to remove the mixed ice, leaving you with a smooth, well-mixed cocktail.</p>

Strain the mixture into your hurricane glass filled with fresh ice cubes to remove the mixed ice, leaving you with a smooth, well-mixed cocktail.

9
<p>Garnish the cocktail with a pineapple slice and a cherry to add a decorative touch and a hint of extra flavor to your drink.</p>

Garnish the cocktail with a pineapple slice and a cherry to add a decorative touch and a hint of extra flavor to your drink.

Jack Frost Mocktail – Non-alcoholic Version

Creating a non-alcoholic or “virgin” version of the Jack Frost Cocktail is straightforward and retains much of the delightful, tropical flavor of the original. Start by omitting the light rum and blue curacao. Replace the blue curacao with a blue-colored non-alcoholic syrup, available at most grocery stores, to maintain the vibrant color. For the light rum, leave it out or use a non-alcoholic rum-flavored syrup if you prefer. Mix the substitutes with the pineapple juice and cream of coconut, then shake well and serve over ice. This virgin Jack Frost maintains the sweet, creamy, and tropical essence of its alcoholic counterpart, making it a refreshing option for those avoiding alcohol.

Best Rum for a Jack Frost Cocktail

Light rum is the go-to for this vibrant concoction, and Bacardi Superior is a popular choice, known for its smoothness and subtle sweetness, enhancing the tropical notes of the drink. Another excellent option is Mount Gay Silver, offering a crisp and clean profile that complements the sweet and creamy elements of the cocktail. While a lot of options are available for a delicious Jack Frost, Bacardi Superior stands out for its versatility and ability to harmonize with the other ingredients, making it my top recommendation for this cocktail.

Jack Frost Cocktail on the rocks or with crushed ice?

When preparing a Jack Frost Cocktail, the choice between ice cubes and crushed ice can impact the texture and temperature of the drink. Ice cubes are the traditional choice, offering a slower dilution rate, which preserves the original flavors of the cocktail for a more extended period. On the other hand, Crushed ice chills the drink faster and provides a slushier texture, which can be refreshing but may dilute the flavors more quickly.

A Jack Frost cocktail, shot from above, in a hurricane glass on a white marmol table surrounded by Light Rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, and cream of Coconut.

Jack Frost Cocktail with Ice Cream

Integrating ice cream into a Jack Frost Cocktail can transform it into a decadent dessert beverage. Opt for a scoop of coconut or vanilla ice cream to maintain the cocktail’s tropical essence while adding a rich texture. When using ice cream, consider reducing the amount of cream of coconut to avoid an overly creamy consistency. Blend the ingredients well to ensure a smooth, well-mixed beverage, and serve it immediately to enjoy the frosty texture. 

A side shot of a Jack Frost cocktail in a hurricane glass on a wooden coaster placed on a brown placemat surrounded by a shaker, two pineapple slices, and two red cloths.

History and Origins of the Jack Frost Cocktail

The history and origin of the Jack Frost cocktail are somewhat elusive, and it doesn’t have a well-documented background like some other classic cocktails. The name “Jack Frost” likely draws inspiration from the character representing frost and cold weather, suggesting a cocktail suitable for chilling down the hot summer days. The combination of blue curacao, light rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut suggests a tropical influence, possibly drawing inspiration from tiki culture and cocktails, which gained popularity in the mid-20th century. The vibrant blue color and the refreshing, sweet flavors make it a popular choice for festive occasions and holiday celebrations. The lack of a definitive origin story or creator doesn’t diminish the appeal of this visually striking and delicious concoction, and it continues to be a favorite for those seeking a tropical escape during the colder months.

 

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FAQ

How many calories does a Jack Frost Cocktail have?
A standard version has approximately 300 calories, varying depending on the ingredients used.
How strong is a Jack Frost Cocktail?
The strength can vary, but it typically has an ABV (Alcohol by Volume) of around 15%, making it 30 proof, considering the dilution from other ingredients and ice.
What alcohol is used in a Jack Frost Cocktail?
Light rum is the primary alcohol used in a Jack Frost, contributing to its sweet and subtle flavor.
In which glass is a Jack Frost typically served Cocktail?
The drink is generally is served in a hurricane glass, which enhances its visual appeal.
What does a Jack Frost Cocktail taste like?
A Jack Frost tastes sweet and tropical, with prominent flavors of coconut and pineapple, complemented by the citrusy note of blue curacao.
What is the ratio of ingredients in a Jack Frost?
The typical ratio is 1:1:2:1 for blue curacao, light rum, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut, respectively.
How is a Jack Frost served concerning ice?
A Jack Frost is served over fresh ice cubes, ensuring it's chilled and refreshing.
Is a Jack Frost cocktail sweet?
The cocktail is known for its sweet and tropical flavor profile.

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