While there are plenty of shaved ice and snow cone flavors that are perfect for kids of all ages and grown-ups too, sometimes adults want to treat themselves to something made especially for them. Something a little more sophisticated. If you are looking for some creative shaved ice recipes to turn heads at your next cocktail party, here are a couple that you may just want to try for yourself!

Vodka, Watermelon, and Mint Snow Cones (serves 12)
   Here's what you’ll need:    Recipe:
  • Using a funnel, add vodka and watermelon syrup into a small bottle that can be fit with a pour spout.
  • Fill your shaved ice machine with ice, turn it on, and dispense snow cone ice into a small bowl. Transfer into a Martini glass, pour vodka and watermelon syrup over the top.
  • Garnish with a mint sprig
Shaved Ice With A Twist(recipe via Jeanne Benedict)

Shaved Ice With Cherries, Gin, and Lime (serves 6-8)
   For this recipe, you’ll need:
  • Shaved ice
  • Lime Wedges
  • Gin
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 1-2 cups of pitted cherries
  • 1 Vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 2-3 tablespoons of Gin
   Recipe:
  • To make the cherry, gin and lime syrup, stir sugar, cherries, vanilla, and 3 cups of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Bring to a simmer. Let simmer until cherries soften and liquid reduces to a syrup (12-15 minutes)
  • Strain through a fine sieve, stir in lime juice and gin. Refrigerate completely.
  • Serve poured over shaved ice in chilled glasses, cups, or bowls with lime wedges and extra gin.
Shaved Ice With Cherries, Gin, and Lime(recipe via Emma Knowles at Gourmet Traveller, photography by Ben Dearnley)

Do you have any fun recipe ideas just for grown-ups? Share them with us here! We look forward to hearing how you put your own personal spin on classic shaved ice. Explore our versatile collection of flavored shaved ice and snow cone syrups at Hawaiian Shaved Ice, and please check back here for even more creative inspiration, DIYs, deals, unique recipes, and much more! Submit your recipes to us, and they just may be featured on our website or social media very soon!