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Frosty Holiday Cocktail Recipe: Savor the Chill

Our frosty holiday cocktail is the perfect drink for all your holiday soirees. Check out the recipe below — your wonderful wintertime buzz awaits.

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‘Tis the season to get jolly — and maybe a little tipsy if you’re the legal drinking age or older. If you’re hosting a holiday party this year, you need a good cocktail recipe. Lucky for you, we’ve got a great one for you.

Meet Roasty’s Frosty Holiday Cocktail. The beverage deserves an invite to all your holiday celebrations, as it’s easy to make and even easier to enjoy! It’s packed with flavors you and your guests will love, and even though you’ll serve it over a few pieces of ice, it’s sure to warm everyone’s spirits.

Frosty Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Key Takeaways

  • Roasty’s perfect holiday cocktail only uses three ingredients — coffee ice cubes, vanilla-flavored vodka, and Irish Cream liqueur.
  • This festive wintertime drink takes no time to whip up, guaranteeing a delicious experience in a few short minutes.
  • Our Frosty Holiday Cocktail recipe leaves plenty of room for customizations, like adding a flavored simple syrup, for example.

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Roasty’s Frosty Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Fill a few glasses with ice and round up the ingredients listed below; it’s time to whip up what might become your new favorite seasonal cocktail!

frosty holiday cocktail ingredients

You’ll Need

  • Coffee ice cubes
  • A shot of vanilla vodka
  • A shot of Irish cream liqueur

The Process

Step One

Step one should occur the night or at least a few hours before you hope to get your drink on. Pour your coffee into an ice tray and leave the joe to harden in the freezer.

There aren’t any wrong answers when it comes to the kind of coffee you use. We recommend using what’s leftover in your coffee pot from your morning brew — no waste here! — but if you want to brew it fresh just before freezing it, that’s OK, too.

coffee cubes

Step Two

Pop a handful of ice cubes into a festive tumbler or cocktail glass. Then, pour a shot of vodka over them.

We went with Smirnoff’s vanilla vodka, but that brand isn’t required for making this delicious after-dinner drink. Use whatever your preferred vanilla vodka is.

pouring vodka

Step Three

Finish things off with a shot of Irish cream liqueur. Saint Brendan’s was our pick here, but there are plenty of Irish cream liqueurs on the market. Feel free to use whatever kind you like.

Drop a straw into the cocktail mixture, find a cozy spot to relax while you drink, and enjoy!

Added Irish cream

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frosty holiday cocktail with straw

Frosty Holiday Cocktail

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is the perfect cocktail to mix up your holiday festivities. Despite the ice, this frosty holiday cocktail is sure to warm you right up.


  • 1 ice cube tray filled with coffee
  • 1 shot Vanilla Vodka
  • Irish cream Liqueur


  1. Freeze your coffee ice cubes.
  2. Put coffee cubes in festive tumbler.
  3. Top with the shot of vodka and finish off with Irish Cream!
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