What on earth is with the name? Humor, that's what. We don't take things too seriously around here and this Sex on a Snowbank Cocktail is proof of that. And proof that when you live in MN, you need to have a good winter cocktail to laugh about the crazy weather. This is it and the original recipe and post that started the internet sensation!
note: this cocktail has taken over the internet and become known as a variety of other names including Sex in the Snow, Snowflake Cocktail, and Frozen Snow Cocktail, along with others. Although those are all great names, there isn't anything better then the original...
Have you heard of sex on a beach? The cocktail? We have. Yes, we like it. But here in MN it seems a cruel, cruel joke that many of the best cocktails are related to warmth and sand and little umbrellas. People never talk about "winter cocktails". If you go on Pinterest all the labels for delicious looking cocktails are "Summer". Classic "summer" cocktails, refreshing "summer" drinks, perfect "summer" beverage. Not a single winter cocktail.
It's just plain cruel.
We were sitting around the table whining about it (on one of the -25 degree days) with some friends, joking that here in Minnesota it would be more like Sex on a Snowbank with snow and cold and the like. Not fun at all. That gave us a fun cocktail idea...
Sex on a Snowbank.
Now that is a Minnesotan drink.
This cocktail really isn't anything like a Sex on a Beach summer cocktail...it's one of those winter cocktails (like how we slipped in the fact that everyone should just know about winter cocktails?) that messes with all the rules. It's like a pina colada, but served in amartini glass. And it's really the consistency of a slushie. But a winter slushie.
This cocktail is easy, easy to make. Just plop a bunch of ice, some alcohol, and some coconutty goodness into a blender and you've got yourself an amazing, delicious winter cocktail that is perfect for enjoying with friends!
And oh gosh it is wonderful!! Cool, sweet, refreshing, and beautiful.
Where can I get Cream of Coconut?
We used THIS one .
You can find Cream of Coconut at your liquor store and coconut cream in the ethnic section or in canned form next to the coconut milk. See recipe notes of how to use the coconut cream, if you choose to use that option.
Sex on a Snowbank Winter Cocktails
- 1 1/2 ounces Malibu rum
- 3 tablespoons coconut cream OR coconut cream
- 6 large ice cubes
- Place ingredients together in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a chilled martini glass.
For a really fancy drink, coat the rim of the glass with finely shredded coconut! Cream of Coconut will make the drink a bit sweeter and is easier to use. If you use coconut cream, do not shake the can before opening. Use only the thick cream part of the can. You may want to add sugar if it isn't sweet enough for your liking.
Some other cocktails you might love...
SPIKED ROOT BEER COCKTAIL | A family favorite. This is so easy to make and loved by everyone!
LEMON DROP COCKTAIL | Super cute, super tasty, and super fun. Put this in your must make list!
BOURBON APPLE CIDER SANGRIA | This drink makes winter okay. Warm, flavorful, and all the words.