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. Serve it with some spiked jello jigglers and some spiced rum egg nog and you’re ready for the party!
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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- Hand or stand mixer
- Whisk attachment
- Cocktail shaker with strainer
- 1 or 2 ounce measuring glass
These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Jack Daniel’s Rye Whiskey
- Blue Curacao
- Lavender Bitters
- Dry Botanical Bubbly Lavender
- Lemon juice
- Simple Syrup
- Sugar (optional to rim your glass)
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.
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.
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.
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.
This drink tastes best when it’s cold. If you can, chill your glasses and ingredients ahead of time.
Jack Frost a Winter Sour Cocktail
- 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
- 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
- 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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