You know what they say: When life gives you snow, make snowball shots. Oh, wait, that's lemons. But right now, seeing as most of the country has an abundance of the former, we're going with snow. So what do you do?
If you're caterer , you create icy shot glasses fit for the season. Snow kidding! Just in time for the (snowy) weekend, the owner of the eponymous culinary design studio and author of came up with a cool idea for making the most of winter, and now we're wondering: Why didn't we think of that?!
"I've grown up in winter ski areas my whole life," Callahan tells CountryLiving.com, "and snowballs and all things snow are my thing. I've done a winter wonderland event every year for a very well-known media CEO who wants me to entertain his friends and guests through what I do. So one day it just came to me that I wanted drink cups to be actual snowballs."
Of course, Callahan's method uses shaved ice—not the cold stuff piling up outside your house, which . But the sentiment is the same. Consider it a grown-up snow cone. The recipe, which appears in Callahan's new cookbook, is surprisingly straightforward:
1. Make snowballs from shaved ice and form it around a shot glass.
2. Freeze them.
3. Remove the shot glasses, fill the remaining hole with your favorite drink (Callahan used ), and drop in a . Cheers!
Reprinted from Peter Callahan's Party Food. Copyright © 2017 by Peter Callahan. Photography copyright © 2017 by Con Poulos. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.