Jack Frost Cocktail

This frozen cocktail is made blue with a natural infusion of butterfly pea flowers in vodka. A blend of mint liqueur and vanilla ice cream makes this cocktail the perfect frosty holiday dessert drink.

Jack Frost Cocktail
Photo: Amy Traynor
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins


  • ½ cup dried butterfly pea flowers (see Tip)

  • 1 cup vodka

  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons honey (Optional)

  • 1 ½ ounces white crème de menthe liqueur or mint syrup

  • 1 cup light vanilla ice cream

  • 1 heaping cup ice


  1. Place butterfly pea flowers in a jar and pour in vodka. Cover the jar and shake gently. Let the mixture infuse for at least 15 minutes (or up to an hour for the best color). Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; discard the flowers and reserve the vodka. (You'll have more blue vodka than you need for these cocktails; refrigerate any extra for up to 1 week.)

  2. To sugar the rims (if desired): Place sanding sugar in a small shallow dish. Place honey in a second small shallow dish. Dip the rims of each of 2 wineglasses into the honey and then into the sugar.

  3. Combine 3 ounces of the infused vodka, crème de menthe (or mint syrup), ice cream and ice in a blender; blend on high until smooth. Divide between the prepared glasses (or 2 wineglasses) and serve.


To make ahead: Refrigerate butterfly pea flower-infused vodka (Step 1) for up to 1 week.

Tips: Dried butterfly pea flowers (aka butterfly pea tea) is an herbal tea from Southeast Asia that adds a beautiful blue color to drinks. You can buy it in bulk or in tea bags online.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

295 Calories
3g Fat
28g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size 1 cocktail
Calories 295
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 297IU 6%
Sodium 50mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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