Thirsty Thursday: Frosty the Palmer, a Snowcone Cocktail

By: Kelsey Vala

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It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

By my account, it’s too hot to drink a cocktail without ice. Lots and lots of ice. And nothing is quite as cooling and refreshing as a snowcone. Soft slivers of shaved ice doused in sweet syrup is the perfect cure to some summer heat.

Alie and Georgia’s snowcone of a cocktail is made with tea-infused bourbon and limoncello, the beloved Italian lemon liqueur. Combine in a shaker with simple syrup and pour over crushed ice. Serve in the traditional paper cone cups and garnish with a sprig of fresh mint, and you’ll have yourself a sophisticated Arnold Palmer snowcone cocktail.

Bottoms up, folks.

  • 4 ounces bourbon, infused with a black tea bag for 15 minutes
  • 2 ounces limoncello
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 8 ounces ice, shaved or finely crushed in a food processor, plus whole ice for chilling
  • Spring fresh mint, for garnish


Pour the bourbon, limoncello and simple syrup into a shaker full of whole ice. Strain over the shaved ice in 2 glasses. Garnish with a mint leaf and serve with a spoon. Toast to the world's first-ever alcoholic Arnold Palmer snowcone.

Still thirsty? Don't forget to tune into Cooking Channel on Fridays at 10:30pm ET for Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia.

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