Boozy 4th of July Snow Cone Stand!

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To keep the adult guests cool during a hot 4th of July party, create a fun, boozy snow cone stand! The older guests will love this idea and it’s always a hit!

This snow cone stand is a nostalgic twist on the classic snow cones we all loved growing up. What better holiday than the 4th of July to surprise your guests with a cold, frozen cocktail treat? Your friends will be giddy making their own boozy snow cones!

A white ceramic stool with a boozy snow cone and blackberries.

How to Make a Snow Cone Stand

What You’ll Need

Snow Cone Ice

Large Bucket or Cooler

Ice Scooper

Homemade Syrups

Three to Four Spirits – Vodka, Gin, Tequila

Cocktail Jigger

Bowls of Fruit

Cups and Snow Cone Cups


two boozy snow cones with berries and mint leaves and a bowl of cherries and strawberries


Add the syrups into these tall glass bottles or these glass bottles with gold spouts.

Prepare the berries for garnishing and add them into smaller bowls.

Add spirits to the stand and a cocktail jigger to measure.

Place glasses or snow cone cups on the stand along with straws and spoons.

Add decor like flowers, flags, vases and hang paper fans.

How to Make a Boozy Snow Cone

A bright red boozy snow cone with gold straws and cherry on a snow cone stand.

These snow cones could not be easier! To make the snow cones, add a few scoops of snow cone ice, pour 1 ounce to 2 ounces spirit of choice, then top it off with about 1 to 2 ounces syrup!

Add garnishes, a straw or a spoon!

Bucket of ice with a brass ice cream scooper.

Snow Cone Ice

The easiest way to get snow cone ice is from a local ice shop, yes, these exist! Depending on how many guests you have, two 40 pound bags of shaved ice should be enough.

If you have a large freezer you can pick the ice up the day before. If you don’t, pick the ice up the same day as the party and store it in a cooler.

The Yeti coolers look charming and guests can scop the ice right out of the cooler.

Pouring strawberry syrup into a glass filled with ice.

Snow Cone Syrup

You can make your own or buy snow cone syrups to save time.

If you want to make your own you can too. It takes more time, but follow our Italian soda syrup recipes. For this snow cone stand, we made blackberry, cherry, and strawberry.

Double the recipe for more syrup!

A snow cone bar with syrups, spirits and paper flags.

More 4th of July Entertaining Ideas

American flags on a snow cone stand for the 4th of July.

Now that you know how to make these boozy snow cones, sit back and enjoy the fireworks!

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