Cocktails and Ice Castles: A New England Attraction...On the Rocks!

Cocktails and Ice Castles: A New England Attraction…On the Rocks!

I’ll take my winter attractions on the rocks, please!

The Ice Castles in New Hampshire are reopening for their 10th winter in January. And they’re serving it with a side of booze.

“Ice Castles may bring out the kid in all of us, but this season we’ll have something NEW just for adults 21 and up! This winter, we’re excited to debut ICE BARS exclusively at Ice Castles in New Hampshire, New York and Minnesota,” according to their Facebook page. “Come grab a drink and warm up at the chillest place in town.”

So when can we go for some fun and frozen libations without getting frost bite?

Tickets go on sale on Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. at General admission tickets are $20, while children ages 4 to 11 are $15.

The annual winter attraction features ice slides, crawl spaces, caves and fountains illuminated at night. There is also a snow tubing hill, a forest walk, horse-drawn sleigh rides and a new ice sculpture garden and an illuminated winter fairy village this winter, according to NBCBoston.

“Winter is such a magical time of year,” Ice Castles CEO Kyle Standifird said in a statement. “We’re honored to be celebrating our 10th year in New Hampshire and have some fun new discoveries and surprises in store for our guests of all ages.”

Listen, I hope a Hot Toddy is on the menu, but if you really want to feel the freeze, here’s a winter cocktail that will warm your cockles!

The Jack Frost (for a crowd):


2 lemons, cut into wedges

white sugar as needed

2 cups citrus-flavored vodka

2 cups lemonade

½ cup blue Curacao liqueur

1 cup champagne

1 cup ice, or as needed

Use a lemon wedge to moisten cocktail glass rims. Dip each into sugar.

Combine vodka, lemonade, and liqueur in a large pitcher or cocktail shaker; stir or shake to combine. Pour evenly into the prepared glasses; top with champagne and garnish with lemon wedges.


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