Piña Colada Snow Cone

Summer is peppered with nostalgia for me.. Trips to the shore, tubing on the river, long days soaking up the sun, and of course chasing the ice cream truck. I, Ashley, love ice cream sandwiches and those bright pink strawberry shortcake bars, but nothing beats a snow cone for me! I decided to give the snow cone an adult twist and add a little booze. Naturally, I combined a snow cone with my other summer time favorite the Piña Colada to make one delcious cocktail to sip on: the Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail.

Piña Coladas have come back in fashion with the resurgence of Tiki drinks and culture (only my favorite drinks), as have snow cones. If you’ve ever been to Gracias Madre in L.A., you know about the boozy snow cones they have! After visiting recently, I got inspired to make my own. Instead of the classic paper cups, I used a glass for more room for the icy, creamy goodness, but you can use the paper cones for the full effect if you wish, just use smaller portions.

Piña Colada Snow Cone -Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - Cocktail Recipe

I often top my Piña Coladas with bitters, herb and spice infusions to add a complex flavor to a Pina Colada and many other cocktails. It also helps balance the sweetness here from the pineapple coconut syrup. Angostura bitters are a classic and work best for tiki style drinks.

As for the ice, you don’t need a fancy machine to make ice for snow cones. You can make shaved ice in a Vitamix or high power blender just blend until the ice is really fine, like snow! If you are looking for a fun, cooling treat with a ting of nostalgia to enjoy on a hot summer’s day, I’ve got you covered with this Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail!

Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail

Ingredients

Piña Colada Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Pineapple puree
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened coconut milk

Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail

  • 2 ounces White rum
  • 5 ounces Piña colada syrup
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 cups Finely crushed ice

Instructions

  • Add 1 & 1/2 cups snow ice to a glass. Pour rum over the ice.
  • Pour 3 ounces of the syrup over the ice.
  • Pack about a 1/2-3/4 snow ice into a ball and add on top of the glass.
  • Pour 2 more ounces of syrup followed by 10 dashes of bitters.
  • Cut the skin off of the pineapple and chop up the fruit.
  • Put the pineapple pieces in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer puree to a pot with sugar. Heat sugar and pineapple puree in a pot on the stove on high until it's about to boil. Take off the heat and let cool.
  • Once cool, strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bottle.
  • Add the coconut milk and shake. Put in the fridge until it is chilled, the syrup needs to be relatively thick to stick to the ice and so it won’t melt the ice quickly.
  • Garnish and enjoy!

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This baby is totally getting me through the rest of my warm weather happy hours! What’s your summer cocktail go-to?

Ashley Rose Conway

Ashley Rose Conway is head cocktail shaker, recipe developer, stylist & photographer over at Craft + Cocktails, a site devoted to the art of making & shaking.
See more of her delicious cocktails on Craft + Cocktails

Read more from Ashley Rose Conway

Piña Colada Snow Cone

Summer is peppered with nostalgia for me.. Trips to the shore, tubing on the river, long days soaking up the sun, and of course chasing the ice cream truck. I, Ashley, love ice cream sandwiches and those bright pink strawberry shortcake bars, but nothing beats a snow cone for me! I decided to give the snow cone an adult twist and add a little booze. Naturally, I combined a snow cone with my other summer time favorite the Piña Colada to make one delcious cocktail to sip on: the Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail.

Piña Coladas have come back in fashion with the resurgence of Tiki drinks and culture (only my favorite drinks), as have snow cones. If you’ve ever been to Gracias Madre in L.A., you know about the boozy snow cones they have! After visiting recently, I got inspired to make my own. Instead of the classic paper cups, I used a glass for more room for the icy, creamy goodness, but you can use the paper cones for the full effect if you wish, just use smaller portions.

Piña Colada Snow Cone -Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blogger - Cocktail Recipe

I often top my Piña Coladas with bitters, herb and spice infusions to add a complex flavor to a Pina Colada and many other cocktails. It also helps balance the sweetness here from the pineapple coconut syrup. Angostura bitters are a classic and work best for tiki style drinks.

As for the ice, you don’t need a fancy machine to make ice for snow cones. You can make shaved ice in a Vitamix or high power blender just blend until the ice is really fine, like snow! If you are looking for a fun, cooling treat with a ting of nostalgia to enjoy on a hot summer’s day, I’ve got you covered with this Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail!

Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail

Ingredients

Piña Colada Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Pineapple puree
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened coconut milk

Piña Colada Snow Cone Cocktail

  • 2 ounces White rum
  • 5 ounces Piña colada syrup
  • 10 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 cups Finely crushed ice

Instructions

  • Add 1 & 1/2 cups snow ice to a glass. Pour rum over the ice.
  • Pour 3 ounces of the syrup over the ice.
  • Pack about a 1/2-3/4 snow ice into a ball and add on top of the glass.
  • Pour 2 more ounces of syrup followed by 10 dashes of bitters.
  • Cut the skin off of the pineapple and chop up the fruit.
  • Put the pineapple pieces in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Transfer puree to a pot with sugar. Heat sugar and pineapple puree in a pot on the stove on high until it's about to boil. Take off the heat and let cool.
  • Once cool, strain through a fine mesh strainer into a bottle.
  • Add the coconut milk and shake. Put in the fridge until it is chilled, the syrup needs to be relatively thick to stick to the ice and so it won’t melt the ice quickly.
  • Garnish and enjoy!

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This baby is totally getting me through the rest of my warm weather happy hours! What’s your summer cocktail go-to?

Ashley Rose Conway

Ashley Rose Conway is head cocktail shaker, recipe developer, stylist & photographer over at Craft + Cocktails, a site devoted to the art of making & shaking.
See more of her delicious cocktails on Craft + Cocktails

Read more from Ashley Rose Conway

Comments

  • Emily

    08.24.16

    Looks good! And I LOVE <3 <3 <3 those strawberry shortcake bars, too!!

    • Ashley said:

      They are the best! One of our favorite summer treats!

  • Blythe

    08.24.16

    yummy! this looks so delicious and refreshing, I could totally go for one right now (it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right?) great recipe!

    -Blythe
    http://www.eleanorandemilio.com

    • Ashley said:

      That’s what we always say!

    • Ashley said:

      They were so delicious! You have to try them..

  • Mark

    08.30.16

    This recipe looks different, using coconut. this one is a new snow cone for me to try. Lets see how tastes.

    • Ashley said:

      Hope you enjoy it!

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