Fire and Ice Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Fire and Ice cocktail is a modern creation inspired by the popular book and television series, Game of Thrones. This cocktail is designed to represent the clash between the fiery dragons and the icy White Walkers. Fans of the series and those who enjoy a visually stunning and flavorful drink would love this cocktail.

How Fire and Ice Tastes?

The Fire and Ice cocktail has a unique combination of flavors. It starts with a sweet and fruity taste from the grenadine and blue curaçao, followed by a refreshing citrus kick from the lemon juice. The spiciness of the cinnamon schnapps adds a fiery touch, while the cooling sensation of the mint leaves balances it out.

Interesting facts about Fire and Ice

  • The cocktail's name and theme are derived from the famous book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin.
  • The contrasting colors of the drink represent the opposing forces in the story: fire (red) and ice (blue).
  • The cinnamon schnapps adds a fiery element to the drink, while the mint leaves provide a cooling sensation.


A few good options for Fire and Ice are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

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Grenadine: 0.5 oz

Grenadine, a sweet pomegranate syrup, gives a touch of fruity sweetness and a striking red layer for visual appeal. Too much could overpower with sweetness; too little, and you'll miss the 'fire' part of Fire and Ice. Without it, the drink loses its signature layered look and sweetness balance.

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Blue Curaçao: 1 oz

This orange-flavored liqueur is colored a vivid blue, creating the 'ice' aesthetic. It also provides a slight citrusy taste that complements the lemon juice. If you replace it with a non-colored orange liqueur, you'll lose the color effect but maintain the flavor profile.

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Lemon Juice: 0.5 oz

Fresh lemon juice adds a tangy balance to the sweetness and spice. Not enough and the drink may be overly sweet; too much, and it could become too sour. Omitting it would make the cocktail lose its crispness.

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Cinnamon Schnapps: 1 oz

This spicy liqueur introduces the 'fire' with a warming sensation. The chosen amount gives a noticeable kick without being overwhelming. Leaving it out would mean missing the heat that defines half the cocktail's name.

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Vodka: 1 oz

Vodka provides a neutral alcoholic base that lets the other flavors shine. The proportion keeps the drink strong but smooth. Without vodka, there's less punch, and the cocktail may feel too mild.

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Mint Leaves: 4-6

Used as a garnish, mint leaves add a burst of fresh aroma that enhances the drinking experience. If omitted, you'd lose this sensory layer, making the cocktail less invigorating.

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Ice Cubes: As needed

Ice chills the drink, making it more refreshing while also diluting it slightly to mellow the flavors. No ice means a less refreshing and potentially overpowering drink.

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Recipe. How to make Fire and Ice Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add the blue curaçao, lemon juice, cinnamon schnapps, and vodka to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled and combined.
  4. Strain the mixture into a rocks glass filled with ice.
  5. Slowly pour the grenadine over the back of a spoon to create a layer at the bottom of the glass.
  6. Gently slap the mint leaves between your hands to release their aroma and place them on top of the drink as a garnish.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the cocktail shaker vigorously to ensure all ingredients are well mixed.
  • Pour the grenadine slowly to create a beautiful layered effect.
  • Slap the mint leaves gently to release their aroma before garnishing.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Spicy Appetizers: The cinnamon schnapps in the Fire and Ice cocktail provides a spicy kick that complements spicy foods, enhancing both the drink and the dish.
  • Sushi: The crisp, refreshing elements of a sushi roll can balance out the sweet and fiery notes of the cocktail.
  • Grilled Seafood: The smoky flavors from the grill will work nicely with the sweet and tangy elements of the cocktail.
  • Dark Chocolate: A piece of dark chocolate could provide a rich and bitter contrast to the cocktail's sweetness, rounding out the experience.

Drink Pairings

A cold, crisp lager beer can be a great follow-up to cleanse the palate after the complex flavors of the Fire and Ice cocktail.

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What you could change in Fire and Ice

  • Blue Curaçao: Can be replaced with any other blue liqueur.
  • Cinnamon Schnapps: Can be substituted with Fireball whisky for a spicier kick.
  • Vodka: Can be replaced with white rum for a different flavor profile.

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And of course - twists🍹

Tropical Heat

  • Substitute vodka with coconut rum.
  • Add a splash of pineapple juice.
  • Garnish with a pineapple wedge and a chili pepper.

This tropical twist brings in a beachy vibe with coconut rum and pineapple, adding sweetness and tropical flavors to complement the spice of the cinnamon schnapps.

Apple Orchard

  • Replace cinnamon schnapps with apple schnapps.
  • Use apple vodka instead of regular vodka.
  • Garnish with a thin apple slice and a cinnamon stick.

The Apple Orchard twist gives the cocktail a fall harvest feel, marrying the warmth of apple and cinnamon with the coolness of the blue curaçao.

Herbal Fusion

  • Infuse the vodka with herbal flavors like thyme or rosemary before making the cocktail.
  • Skip the cinnamon schnapps and add a small pinch of cayenne pepper to the shaker.
  • Garnish with a sprig of the chosen herb.

Herbal Fusion introduces earthy notes to the cocktail. The subtle kick of cayenne pepper replaces cinnamon schnapps, catering to those who enjoy herbal undertones.

In case you forgot basics how to make Fire and Ice

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Fire and Ice

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Fire and Ice cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute the alcoholic ingredients with non-alcoholic alternatives. Blue curaçao can be replaced by blue food coloring or a blue fruit syrup. Instead of cinnamon schnapps, you can use a non-alcoholic cinnamon syrup. And instead of vodka, you could use lemon-lime soda or tonic water.

What other cocktails are inspired by popular culture?

There are numerous cocktails inspired by popular culture. These include cocktails inspired by movies such as 'The Godfather' and 'Casablanca', TV series like 'Mad Men' and 'The Walking Dead', and even video games such as 'The Witcher' and 'Cyberpunk 2077'.

What other garnishes can I use for the Fire and Ice cocktail?

While mint leaves are a great garnish for the Fire and Ice cocktail, you could also consider using a slice of lemon or lime, a sprig of rosemary or thyme, or even edible flowers for an elegant touch.

I don't have a cocktail shaker, what can I use instead?

If you do not have a cocktail shaker, you can use a mason jar with a lid, a sports bottle with a tight seal, or any container that seals tightly. Be sure to shake over a sink to avoid potential spills.

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