Jack Frost Cocktail: a Winter Sour Drink

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Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, but this Jack Frost cocktail will warm you right to your toes.

Our Jack Frost Cocktail takes a fun spin on a traditional whiskey sour. This cocktail balances sweet and sour perfectly with soft notes of lavender. Serve it at your next holiday get together or enjoy it all by yourself as a nice end to a long day.

Hi my Kenarry friends! I’m Joannie Hambel from Hambels Get Real, and like you, I love making crafts and enjoy time with friends and family. Today I am sharing one of my favorite winter drink cocktails. It’s a whiskey sour cocktail recipe I created called Jack Frost.

If you are like me and enjoy lavender lemonade or a whiskey sour, you will definitely love this drink.

pin this image to save for later, jack frost cocktail ready to be served up at your next holiday gathering.

Traditional whiskey sours call for an egg white whipped to add a nice foam and rich texture to the drink. I prefer to use aquafaba (whipped garbanzo bean water). However, you may substitute the aquafaba in this recipe for the real thing.

How to Make a Jack Frost Cocktail

Lavender bitters and blue curacao are what make this cocktail special and sets it apart from your typical whiskey sour. This recipe makes enough for two cocktails.

What you need: 

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collection of the ingredients for the jack frost cocktail include garbanzo bean water, scrappy's lavender bitters, rose's simple syrup, blue curacao, Jack Daniel's Tennessee rye whiskey, lemons and dry botanical lavender bubbly.
Lavender Bitters and Blue Curacao take Jack Daniel’s Rye Whiskey to the next level

Ingredients: 

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Jack Frost Cocktail Tips:

Making the Aquafaba

This recipe makes enough for two cocktails. If you plan to make more, one can of garbanzo bean water will make enough aquafaba for at least a dozen cocktails.

garbanzo bean water is being strained into a mixing bowl in order to be whipped into stiff peaks as aquafaba to top our jack frost cocktail.
Who would believe that garbanzo bean water could whip into a beautiful meringue?

You could try and make the aquafaba the same way you make meringue and whip it by hand. But it is much easier and faster using an electric mixer.

the aquafaba topping for the jack frost cocktail is ready when the consistency is like meringue and stiff peaks form in the white foam.
Keep mixing on high until stiff peaks form

If the thought of egg whites in your drink doesn’t gross you out, feel free to substitute the garbanzo bean water for the real deal and whip the egg white instead.

When it’s time to add the aquafaba to the drink, simply dollop a spoonful on top.

An electric juicer makes getting every drop of juice from lemons halves an easy task for the jack frost cocktail.
We are lucky to have fresh lemons that grow in our own yard

Juice your Lemons

You can use a lemon squeezer to get the juice from your lemons, but I prefer to use an electric juicer.

Regardless of the tool you use, the secret to juicing lemons is how you prep them. My grandmother taught me to run warm water over my lemons for half a minute. Then roll them under the palms of my hands while pressing them firmly into the counter top.

Once the lemons feel soft, they are ready to slice in half and juice.

Rim your cocktail glass with sugar

Dip your glass rim in the lemon juice or rub the lemon along the rim of the glass. The lemon juice will add just the right amount of moisture. Then, when you dip your glass in to the sugar, the sugar will stick to the rim of the glass.

I rimmed my glasses with ground up blue rock candy but regular sugar is just as good.

Blue rock candy rims the cocktail glass of this whiskey sour jack frost drink ready for any winter party or night.

Serve Chilled

This drink tastes best when it’s cold. If you can, chill your glasses and ingredients ahead of time.

jack frost cocktail laid out in a graphic post that can be pinned and saved for later.
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Close up of a Jack Frost cocktail made from jack daniels whiskey, blue curacao and lavender bitters.
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Jack Frost a Winter Sour Cocktail

Our Jack Frost Cocktail takes a fun spin on a traditional whiskey sour. This cocktail balances sweet and sour perfectly with soft notes of lavender. Serve it at your next holiday get together or enjoy it all by yourself as a nice end to a long day.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Keyword: cocktails, whiskey sour, Winter
Servings: 2 cocktails
Author: Joannie Hambel

Equipment

  • 1 Hand or stand mixer with whisk attachment
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker with strainer
  • 1 Juicer
  • 1 shot glass 1 or 2 ounce for measuring
  • 1 Small plate option for glass sugar rim

Ingredients

  • 1 can Garbanzo Bean may substitute with one egg white
  • 2 ounces Jack Daniel's Rye Whiskey
  • 2 ounces Blue Curacao
  • 2 ounces Lemon Juice average juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 ounces Simple Syrup
  • 10 drops Lavender bitters
  • 1 cup Ice
  • 2 ounces Lavender Soda
  • 1 tbsp Sugar optional for glass rim

Instructions

  • Strain your garbanzo bean water from the can into your mixing bowl.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer and whisk attachment, whip your garbanzo bean water until stiff peaks form.
  • Fill your cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  • Add whiskey, blue curacao, lemon juice, simply syrup and lavender drops to cocktail shaker, cover with lid and shake.
  • Open shaker and add 2 ounces of lavender soda and stir or swirl gently.
  • Wet edge of cocktail glass with lemon juice.
  • Pour sugar onto plate and dip glass rim into sugar.
  • Pour mixture into sugar rimmed cocktail glass, straining the ice.
  • Top with aquafaba and enjoy
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Jack Frost cocktail served on a silver platter with Christmas and holiday decor in the background

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