A gorgeous hue of blue, a Jack Frost mimosa, with its “frosty” rim of coconut,  is a spectacular addition to your brunch or holiday party. 

Two bright blue mimosas with a festive winter background.

This is not your run-of-the-mill mimosa! Isn’t it beautiful? Be prepared for oohs and aahs when you serve icy cold Jack Frost mimosas. And Mr. Frost isn’t just a pretty face — he comes through with plenty of exciting flavor, too. Everyone expects eggnog during the holidays, surprise them with this fun drink too!

Pineapple, coconut, rum are lightened up with addition of bubbly prosecco. The distinctive blue color comes from Blue Curaçao, (pronounced Cure’-a-sow) a citrus based liqueur, similar to Triple Sec. It’s an essential fun ingredient in many cocktails, including a Blue Hawaiian, Blue Lagoon, Bluebird, or a Blue Motorcycle. 

Blue liquid being poured into orange juice.

Who is Jack Frost anyways?

The first thing that comes to my mind is the ubiquitous Christmas Song by Nat King Cole, that we hear played incessantly in stores for two months before Christmas. “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose…” 

Maybe Jack Frost has left his beautiful fern-like etchings on your windows. Jack Frost is the personification of winter and all its freezing attributes: frost, ice, and snow. According to the Farmers’ Almanac, his character is thought to be based on an ancient Norse giant, Jokul Frosti, who wasn’t at all friendly.

Let’s just stick to our version of Jack as a chilly friend who inspires yummy cocktails and Christmas songs.

Overhead view of a jack frost mimosa.

About this Jack Frost mimosa:

This cocktail is based on the simple formula for a mimosa: orange juice and prosecco. The orange juice is replaced by pineapple juice, enhanced with cream of coconut and Blue Curaçao, and fortified with white rum. Bubbly prosecco is added to lighten everything up and give the cocktail a bit of fizz.

Prosecco being poured into a blue cocktail.

Just a note about the cream of coconut: This cocktail uses a product called Coco Real Cream of Coconut drink mix. There’s really no substitute for it. Cream of coconut, coconut milk, or other products simply won’t work. It’s available at most grocery stores in the liquor section, and on Amazon.

White liquid being poured into blue liquid.

This drink is served ice cold, of course. What else would you expect from Jack Frost? Get out your cocktail shaker, add plenty of fresh ice, and shake up a chilly winter cocktail!

Blue drink in a cocktail shaker.

What’s in a Jack Frost cocktail?

  • Pineapple juice
  • White rum
  • Blue Curaçao
  • Coco Real Cream of Coconut drink mix (no substitutions)
  • Prosecco
  • Simple syrup and coconut flakes, for rim garnish (optional, but so fun!)

Champagne flute being rimmed with coconut flakes.

How to make this Jack Frost cocktail your own:

  • Make a large batch by adding the rum, pineapple juice, Blue Curaçao, and coconut cream to a large pitcher and chilling for 1 to 2 hours. To serve, pour into glasses and top with prosecco just before enjoying. You can make 12 to 13 servings with one 750ml bottle of prosecco.
  • If you don’t care for prosecco, substitute champagne, or omit the bubbly altogether.
  • For a less “fortified” cocktail, omit the white rum.
  • The garnish on the rim of simple syrup and coconut is optional. Or, if you don’t have simple syrup but still like the garnish, substitute plain water or pineapple juice.
  • Don’t have a cocktail shaker? Make sure all your ingredients are ice cold and your drink will turn out fine. 

Beautiful blue drink in two champagne flutes.

Make Ahead Tips

Stir everything except the prosecco together and refrigerate until ready to serve. Prepare glasses, pour in mixture, and top with prosecco. 

Cheers! Cin Cin! Salut! Sláinte

Here’s to your good health this season in whatever language you prefer! For more cocktail ideas, try:

Festive bright blue drink in champagne flutes.

A bright blue mimosa with a coconut rim in a champagne glass.

Jack Frost Mimosa - the perfect winter cocktail!

Yield: 1 cocktail
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A gorgeous hue of blue, a Jack Frost mimosa, with its "frosty" rim of coconut,  is a spectacular addition to your brunch or holiday party

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • ½ ounce blue Curaçao
  • ½ ounce Coco Real Cream of Coconut Drink Mix
  • 2 ounces prosecco
  • Simple syrup, for rim garnish
  • Coconut flakes, for rim garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker filled halfway with ice, add the rum, pineapple juice, blue Curaçao, and cream of coconut drink mix; shake for 15 seconds until chilled.
  2. Dip the rim of a champagne flute in simple syrup and then into the flaked coconut.
  3. Strain the cocktail into the champagne flute, top with prosecco, and enjoy immediately.

Notes

  • Make a large batch by adding the rum, pineapple juice, Blue Curaçao, and coconut cream to a large pitcher and chilling for 1 to 2 hours. To serve, pour into glasses and top with prosecco just before enjoying. You can make 12 to 13 servings with one 750ml bottle of prosecco.
  • If you don't care for prosecco, substitute champagne, or omit the bubbly altogether.
  • For a less "fortified" cocktail, omit the white rum.
  • Don't have a cocktail shaker? Make sure all your ingredients are ice cold and your drink will turn out fine.
  • Nutrition information does not include ingredients used to rim glass.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

RachelCooks.com sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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