5 Frozen-inspired cocktails to help you 'let it go' this Halloween

0

By: Lydia Sheaks
lsheaks@elkharttruth.com

AP

Frozen” is the highest-grossing animated movie of all time — which means there will probably be plenty of little Elsas and Olafs running around your neighborhood this Halloween. 

Adults can get in on the fun by making these Frozen-inspired cocktails to sip while passing out candy.

But before you get started, cue up the appropriate background music and let your inner Idina Menzel break free. 

 

bluemartini

Sam Howzit/Flickr

Blue Glow-tini

This chilly-looking drink recipe is from Disney Parks and Resorts

Ingredients:

1 ounce Skyy Infusions Citrus Vodka

½ ounce BOLS Peach Schnapps

½ ounce BOLS Blue Curacao liqueur

1 ounce sweet-and-sour mix

½ ounce pineapple juice

1 glow cube

Directions:

Mix first 5 ingredients in a large cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

Strain into a 7 ½-ounce martini glass with a sugared rim. Add glow cube.

elsa

Todd Carr/Flickr

The Elsa 

Another blue drink, this recipe from Sunshine and Sippy Cups incorporates pineapple and white wine in a delicious-sounding sangria. Have some while you hum along to “Let It Go.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of your favorite dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup of blue curacao or other blue flavoring {add a little at a time to get the right coloring}
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (2 parts water, 1 part artificial sweetener or sugar)
  • 1/3 of a fresh pineapple, sliced
  • 1 can of lemon-lime soda

Directions: 

Pour the bottle of wine, blue curacao, lemon juice, and simple syrup into a pitcher.

Stir, and add more blue curacao if needed. 

Chill in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. 

Slice up a pineapple, cut star shapes, and add the extra pieces to an ice cube tray. Freeze the stars and cubes while the wine mixture chills.

Add the frozen pineapple stars and cubes to the wine mix, and mix together. Pour into individual glasses, top with lemon-lime soda, and garnish with extra pineapple slices.

Olaf

Geoffrey Gallaway/Flickr

Melting Olaf

Olaf, the sweet-but-naive snowman from “Frozen” loves warm hugs and…summer. Try this clear Olaf-inspired drink from Bon Appetit

Ingredients:

  • 1½ ounces aquavit
  • 1 ounce St-Germain (elderflower liqueur)
  • ½ ounce fresh lemon juice
  • Club soda
  • 1 carrot

Directions: 

Combine aquavit, St-Germain, and fresh lemon juice in a cocktail shaker.

Fill shaker with ice and shake until outside of shaker is frosty, about 30 seconds.

Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and top off with club soda. Garnish with carrot to represent Olaf’s nose. 

warmfront

Dominick/Flickr

Warmfront (Anna’s Drink)

This whiskey and tea drink was created by Washington-based mixologist Cody Winfrey, who specializes in Disney themed drinks and runs the Facebook page, Cocktails by Cody

He doesn’t publish the exact measurements he uses, just the ingredients — so we recommend trying ingredient measurements that taste the best to you. 

Ingredients: 

  • Whiskey 
  • Amaretto 
  • Orange spice tea

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a clear mug, and add an orange peel as a garnish. 

Follow reporter Lydia Sheaks on Twitter at @LydiaSheaks
(Visited 222 times, 1 visits today)