Frost Bite Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20%

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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 Frost Bite is a delightful cocktail that is perfect for those who enjoy a refreshing, fruity drink. This cocktail is believed to have originated in the snowy regions of North America, where it was enjoyed as a winter treat. It's a favorite among those who enjoy a balance of sweet and sour flavors, with a hint of mint.

  • Origin: North America
  • Preferred by: Those who enjoy fruity, refreshing cocktails

How Frost Bite Tastes?

The Frost Bite is a refreshing cocktail with a sweet and sour balance. The fruity flavors of blue curacao and pineapple juice blend perfectly with the sourness of lime juice. The hint of peppermint schnapps gives it a cool, minty finish.

Interesting facts about Frost Bite

  • The Frost Bite is often served in a highball glass.
  • Despite its name, the Frost Bite can be enjoyed year-round.
  • The cocktail's blue color is reminiscent of frost, hence its name.


Blue Curacao

Blue Curacao offers a stunning deep blue hue and a subtle orange flavor that adds a tropical twist. Without it, you'd lose the signature color and the flavor profile would be less complex. If you opt for Triple Sec as an alternative, the cocktail will retain the citrus notes but miss out on the vibrant color.

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Peppermint Schnapps

Peppermint Schnapps gives the drink its ‘bite’ with a cool minty flavor. It's the chill factor in the Frost Bite. Less schnapps, less shiver! If you dropped it, you'd have a less festive, tamer drink. No great alternative for schnapps if you're chasing that winter wonderland vibe!

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Pineapple Juice

Zesty Pineapple Juice brings tropical sweetness, balancing the cool mint and tart lime. Skimping on it could make your drink too sour or too boozy. Using mango juice instead might make it sweeter and less tangy.

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Lime Juice

Lime Juice cuts through with much-needed acidity to keep the cocktail crisp. It's the zing to your zest! Missing it, the drink could be overwhelmingly sweet. A touch of lemon juice could work, but would offer a slightly different kind of zing.

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Crushed Ice

Crushed Ice isn't just filler; it chills the drink and dilutes it slightly, which can help mellow stronger flavors. Too little and your drink might be too potent; too much, and it could become watered down. No true substitute for ice, unless you enjoy your cocktails at room temperature – but let's not go there!

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Recipe. How to make Frost Bite Drink

  • Fill a shaker with crushed ice.
  • Add the blue curacao, peppermint schnapps, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  • Shake well until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
  • Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime and a mint sprig.

Pro Tips

  • Make sure to shake the cocktail until the shaker feels cold to ensure that the ingredients are well mixed.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Garnish with a slice of lime and a mint sprig for an extra touch of freshness.

Perfect Pairings


The refreshing notes of pineapple juice and the cool blast of peppermint schnapps in the Frost Bite cocktail make it a perfect companion for light and zesty seafood dishes like shrimp cocktails or ceviche.


Nachos with a zesty salsa can complement the fruity and tangy aspects of this drink. Think of them as the Robin to your Batman – perfect sidekicks!


Lastly, indulging in a slice of lemon or lime tart after sipping on this cocktail is like giving a standing ovation to your taste buds – a citrus symphony.

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What you could change in Frost Bite

  • You can substitute the blue curacao with blueberry syrup for a non-alcoholic version.
  • If you don't have peppermint schnapps, you can use mint syrup or a few fresh mint leaves.

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And of course - twists🍹

Frost Bite with a Berry Blast

  • Substitute pineapple juice with mixed berry juice
  • Use white crème de menthe instead of peppermint schnapps

This twist on our frosty friend introduces a carnival of berries that dance with the mint in a very merry way. You get a sweet, fruity explosion with a hint of cool mint. It's the jingle bell rock in a glass!

Tropical Frost Bite

  • Add 0.5 oz of coconut cream
  • Use 1.5 oz pineapple juice and 0.5 oz orange juice

By tweaking our mix, we're laying on a sun lounger under a palm tree. Coconut cream adds a creamy texture, and orange juice injects a burst of sunny flavor. It's like a winter holiday in the tropics!

Spiced Frost Bite

  • Add a dash of cinnamon syrup
  • Garnish with a cinnamon stick instead of a mint sprig

Adding cinnamon to the Frost Bite shakes things up. You'll feel the warmth of the spice, contrasting the cool mint. It’s like pairing a cozy sweater with your favorite icy drink!

In case you forgot basics how to make Frost Bite

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 Frost Bite

Can I use any type of crushed ice?

Yes, you can use any type of crushed ice, but it is often recommended to use fine crushed ice as it blends well with the cocktail and chills it faster.

Why is it called Frost Bite?

The cocktail gets its name from its blue color and the cool, minty flavor which gives an illusion of frosty winters.

Is Frost Bite a popular cocktail?

Yes, Frost Bite is a popular cocktail especially during winters due to its refreshing, fruity and minty flavor.

Can I add more alcohol to the Frost Bite?

Yes, you can add more alcohol but remember that it might overpower the fruity and minty flavor of the cocktail.

What other garnishes can I use for the Frost Bite?

While lime and mint are the traditional garnishes, you can also use cherries, blueberries or even a pineapple slice for garnishing.

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