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!

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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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Nine years ago, I made a vow to live my life based on three guiding principles: Love, Awe and Gratitude. Today, instead of feeling sad, angry or anxious about The Chew’s cancellation, I will look through the lens of Gratitude and thank: My cohosts, @chefsymon and @carlaphall, for being two of the greatest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. The crew and staff of The Chew for being so dedicated, hardworking and collaborative. Our viewers for allowing us into your homes each day to share a laugh and a recipe — and a cocktail. It’s been a fun run and I am so freakin’ lucky to have been a part of it. Much love, CK ❤️

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