Zamboni, Snow Cone Cocktail? Yep! You heard that right! Have you ever felt that hockey fans are put in the penalty box when it comes to tailgating or game watch parties? Same! That’s why we wanted to create a fun, icy treat for our hockey-loving fans. While creating this cocktail, an homage to the snow cone, it was nearly impossible not to recall those brightly-colored cones from our childhood. In order to pay homage to the whimsical treats from our youth, it was a goal to include bright, vibrant color. Save your cheap shot on our liquor selection! We chose to modify the classic Blue Lagoon cocktail, invented by Andy MacElhone at the famous Harry’s New York Bar in Paris, to serve as our Zamboni Snow Cone Cocktail flavoring.
.75 oz vodka
1.5 oz blue curaçao
.75 fresh lemon juice
.75 oz simple syrup
Ball of shaved ice
- Prepare a bowl with a ball of shaved ice, and return to the freezer for at least an hour. You want to give the shavings a chance to firm up a bit. Otherwise the ball will completely crumble when you pour the cocktail over the ice. Trust us!!
- Add blue curaçao, vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and dry shake for 15 seconds.
- Pour the mixed cocktail over your shaved ice.
Recipe by Zack Durkin / Styling, Story and Photography by Star Laliberte
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