DRUNKEN Snow Cones




About: Loving mom of two beautiful boys, obsessive compulsive confetti user & passionate foodie!

Who says snow cones are only for kids? These spiked snow cones are the perfect adult summer time treat!  

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*


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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

Pour two jigs of green apple syrup into a container.  Add  1 1/2 jigs of sour apple pucker. Next add two jigs of Kettle One. Stir to combine. Place top on container. 

Step 3: Classic Manhattan Snow Cone

Pour two jigs of cherry syrup into a container. Next add two jigs of whiskey to the syrup. Add a dash of bitters and stir to combine. Place a top on the container. 

Step 4: Blue Lagoon Snow Cone

So, I don't know if a drink called Blue Lagoon exists or not, but it's one of my favorite old school movies so that's what I named it.

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

Add two jigs of the cotton candy syrup and three jigs of the Kettle One to a container. Stir to combine. 

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

Put the spiked snow cone syrup in the fridge for 4 hours or until chilled. You can place the containers in the fridge 30 minutes before you plan to make the snow cones. 

*** 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

I used a Jelly Belly ice shaver , but you can use what ever you have handy to shave the ice. I know some refrigerators have a shaved ice setting. 

Step 8: Pour Syrup Over Shaved Ice

Take the syrups out of the freezer or fridge and place them in squeeze bottles or little cups. Pour over the shaved ice. 

Step 9: Cheers!

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    23 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction


    DRUNK SCIENCE! *Pulls out bottle of vodka from lab coat* seo



    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thats a fun Idea for summer! Great presentation as always peas! Id love a mojito flavor! Whos the model:)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Love the recipes, I do think I will have to buy my snow from one of my local snowball stands. They have a shaver that truly makes the ice fluffy like snow. They will sell me the "cone of snow" without the mmmmmm juice....lol. No one will ever know it isn't the sno-ball stands treat.
    Thanks, we eat a lot of these in Louisiana.

    5 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Last summer, I got a really great snow cone maker at Wal-Mart for less than $20! You use regular ice cubes instead of having to freeze water in a special container, and it uses a super sharp razor type blade that really does shave the ice. Can't recall the brand name at the moment, but the unit is shaped like a snow cone cup and comes in a number of bright, fun colors. Hope someone finds this info useful.

    I'd love to try this great idea, but sadly, I'm on medication that doesn't allow me to drink! Someone out there have one for me! lol

    Mistie Ann


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Hi Mistie,

    This sounds exactly like the machine I used. It uses ice cubes and it does shave the ice, but even after chilling the syrups, the ice melts rather quickly. They are still pretty yummy though!

    p.s. I'll make sure to have one for you next time we make these!



    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I bought one of those machines too. The secret is to pack the snow. I watched them making snow cones at SnowBiz and they pile the snow up about 3 times higher than the cup and then smash it down as far as it will go, then pile it up high again and smash it down & round up the top. Mine used to melt the ice til I started doing it this way. Hope this helps you.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    LOL! I wasn't super happy with the quality of the ice the Jelly Belly Ice Shaver produced, but it got the job done. These would definitely be better with higher quality "snow ice" like they sell at snowball stands.



    7 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea!

    on the way home from work I stop by the local shaved ice place and order a lemon lime. When i get home, it gets fortified with pre mixed margarita.

    Summer afternoon relaxation without the work.

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    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    They are! And really easy too. Just mix tequila in a bottle of margarita mix and keep in the fridge for whenever you want to pour over a snow cone. Great for when you've had a long hard day.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    DRUNK SCIENCE! *Pulls out bottle of vodka from lab coat*