Frostbite Cocktail Recipe

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Frostbite Cocktail Recipe

Frostbite was invented to hide tequila in a blue veil. It’s tasty and easy to drink. It’s an unusual combination of ingredients but you’ll definitely want to give it a try because it will give you a real idea of tequila’s potential in cocktails. Frostbite has been a favorite for decades, and there are many ways you can tailor it to your personal preferences. The base is often tequila, which has dark brown crème de cacao, which helps keep the drink’s color from getting too dark. 

Recipe Variations

This cocktail can be strained into a chilled cocktail glass if you like for a frostbite martini. Make sure your glass is nice and frosty. It is also possible to substitute vodka for tequila. Make sure to play around with the ratios of the ingredients to find your perfect combination. Many frostbite recipes call for two equal portions (half an ounce of each liqueur and cream). Other people prefer to add just a splash of cream, whereas others prefer as much as 2 ounces of cream. In addition to crème de menthe or peppermint schnapps, you can also add 1/4 ounce of white crème de menthe or vodka to your frostbite. It is the version with a lot of creams that is most popular. If you opt for Irish cream or RumChata, you will not be disappointed. If you prefer an alternative to dairy, soy or almond milk is also an option.


If you want to make this cocktail, silver tequila is probably a good choice. Make sure to choose a good mid-range brand that you don’t mind drinking straight. You can adjust the amount of cream in the frostbite cocktail as you like, just like with any dairy cocktail. Regular cream is the richest cream for your drink. You can mix milk and half and half for a light drink, or you can use a little milk and a little half and half. In addition, a white chocolate liqueur is a great substitute for crème de cacao – and has no effect on the color of the cocktail. The brand is available from brands such as Godiva and Mozart. 

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Frostbite Cocktail Recipe is 5 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Frostbite Cocktail Recipe is 284 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Frostbite Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail shaker
  • Bar spoon
  • Strainer


  • Old-fashioned glass.

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila
  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce white crème de cacao liqueur
  • 1/4 ounce cream Cherry, for garnish.

Steps to Make It

  • The ingredients need to be gathered.
  • Place the tequila, blue curaçao, crème de cacao, and cream in a cocktail shaker.
  • Make sure the glass is filled with ice and shake well.
  • Stir well and strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass.
  • A cherry can be used for garnish.

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