I've turned four well known martinis into delicious fun snow cones!
These are the flavors I created: Appletini Snow Cone, Classic Manhattan Snow Cone, Blue Lagoon Snow Cone & a Cotton Candy Snow Cone. The basic recipe entails infusing snow cone syrup with your favorite liquor. Taste the syrups after you add the alcohol and adjust the ratios to suit your own taste. If it's to sweet, add a little more alcohol. If it's to strong, add some more syrup. Have fun and experiment with different flavor combos.
I used store bought snow cone syrup, but you can easily make your own by making a simple syrup and adding food coloring and different flavor extracts. For a spicy version, you could add some chili peppers to the simple syrup and strain them out before adding the coloring or you could also infuse the alcohol with chili peppers. Just some quick ideas. The possibile flavor combos are endless.
They may only be snow cones, but they definitely pack a punch! *Please Drink Responsibly*
Step 1: Ingredients
Kettle One - 2 jigs for the Appletini & 3 jigs for the Cotton Candy
Bacardi Rum - 2 jigs
Blue Curacao - 1/2 jig
Whisky - 2 jigs
Angostura Bitters - dash
Sour Apple Pucker - 1 1/2 jig
Jelly Belly Snow Cone Syrups:
Green Apple - 2 jigs
Berry Blue - 2 jigs
Cherry - 2 jigs
Cotton Candy - 2 jigs
Snow Cone Sleeves
Jelly Belly Ice Shaver
4 Plastic Containers for Syrups
Step 2: Appletini Snow Cone
Step 3: Classic Manhattan Snow Cone
Step 4: Blue Lagoon Snow Cone
Add two jigs of berry blue syrup to the container. Next, add 1/2 jig of Blue Curacao. Pour two jigs of Bacardi rum to the mixture and stir to combine.
Step 5: Cotton Candy Snow Cone
I found that syrup cloyingly sweet with only 2 jigs of the Kettle One so that's why I added three.
Step 6: Chill Spiked Syrups
*** This step is really important** If you add the syrup to the snow cones with out chilling it first, the ice will melt at a very fast pace. Chilling the syrups helps keeps the ice from melting as quickly.
Step 7: Shave Ice for Snow Cones
Step 8: Pour Syrup Over Shaved Ice
Step 9: Cheers!