The alcoholic version of this nostalgic childhood treat is made with rum, Blue Curaçao, and plenty of sugar to satisfy your sweet tooth. President Washington would've wanted it this way.
Boozy Red, White & Blue Snow Cones
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
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!
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