George Washington Fought for Your Right to Make Boozy Red, White & Blue Snow Cones

Published On 06/25/2016 Published On 06/25/2016

Boozy Red, White & Blue Snow Cones


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • crushed ice
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • ¼ cup white rum
  • juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup blue curaçao


  • 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 curaçao. 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!