Boozy Snow Cones: An Adult Drink to Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

Here’s a recipe for summer happiness: Take a treat you loved as a kid, make it a cocktail, and serve it in fancy glasses. These snow cones are equal parts fun and fabulous, and therefore a fantastic dessert (or starter!) for any summer party and so patriotically perfect for July 4th!


Red, White, and Blue Snow Cones

  • Yields: ½ cup of each syrup, enough for 12 snow cones
  • Cook time: 12 minutes, plus time to cool


  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c water
  • crushed ice

For red syrup

  • 1 c strawberries, halved
  • ¼ c white rum

For blue syrup

  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ c blue curacao


  • Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and then reduce to a simmer, and stirring cook for two minutes.
  • For red syrup: Pour half of the simple syrup - about 1/2 cup - over the strawberries. Allow to macerate for 1 hour, then puree in a blender with the white rum. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and reserve.*
  • For blue syrup: Combine remaining syrup, lime juice, and curacao. Stir to combine completely. Chill syrups until ready to serve.
  • To make ice: Use a snow cone machine or blend ice in a blender (you may have to do this in batches, keeping each batch in the freezer as you make the next one.
  • Scoop crushed ice into glasses, then squirt syrups over packed, crushed ice and enjoy!
  • *For a more intense red color, add a drop or two of red food coloring.

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